These colorful true bugs can be found throughout the U.S. and southern Canada. Adults feed on milkweed seeds and nectar from a variety of flowers. The one pictured here is still a nymph and lacks full wings. They are also scavengers and predators of other insects when seeds are scarce. Eggs are laid on milkweed in spring and the adults overwinter. Photo by Glenn Marangelo on 9/15/19 in Missoula, MT.