milkweed bug


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milk′weed bug`


n.
any of several red and black bugs, as Oncopeltus fasciatus, that feed on the juice of the milkweed.
[1900–05]
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Larval development following juvenile hormone analogue treatment of eggs of the lesser milkweed bug, Lygaeus kalmii.
In the milkweed bugs Oncopeltus fasciatus and Oncopeltus cingulifer cingulifer, the blood-feeding bug Rhodnius prolixus, and the spider Linyphia triangularis, the number of juvenile instars is fixed whereas the intermolt interval and change in size at ecdysis are plastic, apparently reflecting the rate of weight gain and the premolt weight of each instar (Wigglesworth 1934; Turnbull 1962; Blakley and Goodner 1978; Nijhout 1979).
Phenotypic and genetic co-variance structure in milkweed bug life history traits.
Danaus gilippus, milkweed bugs (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae: Lygaeus and Oncopeltus), wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae, Scoliidae, Sphecidae, Vespidae), and Diptera (Bombyliidae, Conopidae, Stratiomyidae) were not observed removing pollinia in either year [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3 OMITTED], although pollinia were found in small quantities on some of these visitors in our haphazard collections.
Responses to selection among life-history traits in a nonmigratory population of milkweed bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus).
These milkweed bugs are just one of many kinds of black-and-orange insects.
During fruit development in both years, plants were infested with milkweed bugs (Lygaeus kalmii Stal).