Bug of the Week: Colorful

Okay, the photograph isn’t that great, but look at those colors!

The bug is a seed bug (Oncopeltus sanguiniolentus).

The plant is Boothill eupatorium (Eupatorium greggii), also called Texas mist flower or Greg’s mist flower. The mist flower is a favorite of queen butterflies.


  1. Mike B.

    Striking! I wonder if it’s poisonous?

  2. Roberta

    These bugs typically have defensive chemicals.

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