Milkweed Bugs are not Pests

Milkweed bugs are NOT pests according to this article Lesser Milkweed Bugs (Lygaeus kalmii) and Large Milkweed Bugs (Oncopetus fasciatus), look very similar to each other. They are differentiated by size and the design on their backs.”

Charlie found these Milkweed Bugs on the milkweed as we walked around his neighborhood. Their coloring is a warning to predators, “don’t eat me!”

Close up of the Milkweed Bugs

12 thoughts on “Milkweed Bugs are not Pests

  1. Beautiful colors and textures. Isn’t milkweed the plant Monarch butterflies need for their long migration?

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