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Land O Lakes, FL
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Jun 4, 2018 10:17 AM CST
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Can any one tell me what type of bug this is? Is it harmful to the plant?
Thank you!!

Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Jun 4, 2018 10:24 AM CST
Your photo is too blurry for my old eyes but the words may describe Assassin Bugs.
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Name: Virginia
Charleston, SC (Zone 8b)
Köppen climate classification Cfa
Jun 4, 2018 10:36 AM CST
My best guess is Milkweed Bug; have a look at this link to see if your bugs look the same:

Assassin bugs are somewhat similar-looking, and it's a good idea to know your beneficial insects so that you don't squish the good guys:

Yay for growing milkweed!

Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Jun 4, 2018 10:41 AM CST
Large milkweed bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus as far as I can tell from the picture - it looks to have the typical black band across its middle:
Land O Lakes, FL
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Jun 4, 2018 10:43 AM CST
I was using my tablet to take the photo and between Shakey hands and the sun, was not having much luck. Yes they are milkweed bugs! Such a simple name. I appreciate their help in reducing the seed pods a bit. I thank you both for the help!
Land O Lakes, FL
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Jun 4, 2018 3:15 PM CST
Thank You!

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