These colorful true bugs can be found throughout the US and southern Canada. Adults feed on milkweed seeds and nectar from a variety of flowers. They are also scavengers and predators of other insects when seeds are scarce. The adults overwinter and eggs are laid on milkweed in spring.

Size: 10 – 12 mm

Photo by: Glenn Marangelo on 7/9/22 in Missoula, MT