Small Milkweed Bug (Lygaeus kalmii)

3 July

A species of seed bug in the family Lygaeidae. It is found in Central America and North America. Found in north temperate regions of North America and is not a migratory insect. Only adults overwinter and they do not begin reproduction until the following April. Females are receptive to males in all seasons. primary sources of nutrients are flower nectar and milkweed seeds. If these food sources are limited, they may feed on other insects