Large Milkweed Bug Oncopeltus fasciatus (Dallas, 1852)

Status:

Expected statewide in late summer and fall. Migrate south to avoid harsh winters.

Where to find:

Fields containing milkweed in late summer and fall.

Relationships:

Feeds on milkweed seeds. Nearly always found on Common Milkweed.

There are 124 records in the project database.

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A Large Milkweed Bug on Common Milkweed in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/22/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Large Milkweed Bug in Washington Co., Maryland (9/10/2016). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Large Milkweed Bug in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/1/2016). Photo by Wendy R. Fredericks. (MBP list)

Large Milkweed Bugs of various ages on Common Milkweed in Harford Co., Maryland (9/8/2014). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Large Milkweed Bugs on Common Milkweed in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/22/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Large Milkweed Bug in Howard Co., Maryland (7/19/2012). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Large Milkweed Bug in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/30/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Large Milkweed Bug at Point Lookout SP, St. Mary's Co., Maryland (10/5/2013). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Large Milkweed Bug on Common Milkweed in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/30/2013). Photo by Benjamin DeHaven. (MBP list)

A Large Milkweed Bug in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/14/2015). Verified by Eric R. Eaton/BugGuide. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A Large Milkweed Bug in Howard Co., Maryland (11/27/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Large Milkweed Bug in Frederick Co., Maryland (11/28/2015). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Large Milkweed Bug in Washington Co., Maryland (7/5/2015). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Large Milkweed Bugs on a Common Milkweed seedpod in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/15/2012). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Large Milkweed Bug nymphs in Howard Co., Maryland (8/23/2008). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Large Milkweed Bugs on Common Milkweed in Carroll Co., Maryland (8/28/2015). Photo by Barbara Speckart. (MBP list)

Large Milkweed Bugs in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/21/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Large Milkweed Bugs in Calvert Co., Maryland (9/17/2013). Photo by Mary B. Hollinger. (MBP list)

Large Milkweed Bugs in Allegany Co., Maryland (9/29/2014). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

A Large Milkweed Bug nymph in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/30/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Large Milkweed Bug nymphs in Charles Co., Maryland (10/18/2016). Identified by Steve Scholnick. Photo by William Wise. (MBP list)

Large Milkweed Bug larvae in Baltimore City, Maryland (9/13/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Large Milkweed Bug in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/20/2012). Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

Large Milkweed Bugs in Harford Co., Maryland (9/1/2016). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Large Milkweed Bugs in Howard Co., Maryland (10/9/2012). The lower one had recently shed its exoskeleton. Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)


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