All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Large Milkweed Bug</strong>
<em>Oncopeltus fasciatus</em> / Hemiptera
Oak Ridge, TN
June 19, 2008

Milkweed Bugs feed on the seeds and flower nectar of Milkweed plants. The bright black and orange colors of the bugs are a warning to birds ...
Large Milkweed Bug
Oncopeltus fasciatus / Hemiptera
Oak Ridge, TN
June 19, 2008

Milkweed Bugs feed on the seeds and flower nectar of Milkweed plants. The bright black and orange colors of the bugs are a warning to birds and other predators that they have a bad taste.

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