Ladybird (bug) Beetle?



Behaving much like ladybugs exiting the ground around the post that holds our rain gauge at the corrals in Greasy last Saturday, I am assuming they are one of 5,000 species of Ladybird Beetles I wasn’t able to identify. No macro, using the point and shoot, click to enlarge the unusual patterns.



On Horehound, October 17, 2015


Feedback from Facebook identifies these as Box Elder bugs.


2 responses to “Ladybird (bug) Beetle?

  1. Those are Milkweed bugs, Oncopeltus fasciatus. Not a good thing in my book


  2. Peter Notehelfer

    They are beautiful up close – remind me of native american woven blankets . . .


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