Flowering Plants Visited by Oncopeltus fasciatus in Illinois
(observations are from Robertson)
Apiaceae: Eryngium yuccifolium sn (Rb), Oxypolis rigidior sn (Rb); Asclepiadaceae: Asclepias incarnata [plpr sn] (Rb), Asclepias purpurascens [plpr sn] (Rb), Asclepias syriaca [plpr sn] (Rb); Lamiaceae: Pycnanthemum tenuifolium sn fq (Rb); Rubiaceae: Cephalanthus occidentalis sn (Rb)
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Oncopeltus fasciatus
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
Large milkweed bug
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The milkweed bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus, is a medium–sized hemipteran (true bug) of the family Lygaeidae. It feeds mainly on grains, particularly those of the milkweed. Like all hemiptera, it feeds through a long mouthpart known as a rostrum. O. fasciatus is commonly used in science due to ease of rearing and ease of dissection.
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