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Orange insect - Oncopeltus cayensis

Orange insect - Oncopeltus cayensis
Delray Beach, Palm Beach (South Florida, east coast) County, Florida, USA
August 3, 2006
Size: .7 centimeter approx.
This "bug" was found infesting our milkweed, a.k.a. asclepias. In the 34 years we have lived in this house I don't believe I have ever seen this little critter.

Moved from Large Milkweed Bug.

Moved from True Bugs.

How do we distinguish the nymphs
of this species from those of Oncopeltus sexmaculatus?

I think you're onto something
more red in the rear end than the usual O. fasciatus - and more like O. sexmaculatus (below) - I'd go along with a revised ID for this one.

Large Milkweed Bug
see guide page and compare similar nymphs with an adult, below:

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