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Large milkweed bug nymph

Oncopeltus fasciatus

Large milkweed bug nymph

Description: Up to 1/2 inch long. Young nymphs with bright orange abdomen; their abdomen turns more yellow orange with black spots as nymphs grow larger. Nymphs develop black wing pads

Where/When: Found feeding on the seeds of milkweed plants during mid to late summer.

Significance: They do not cause any significant harm to the plants.

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