Lygaeus turcicus

The False Milkweed Bug is so named because it once confused with the Small Milkweed Bug/Lygaeus kalmii, but it turned out to not feed on Milkweeds. False Sunflowers/Heliopsis helianthoides are their food of choice. Saw several a week ago at Brooklyn Bridge Park where False Sunflowers are planted, but… what are they feeding on this time of year??

Mating already on March 6th.

A touch of memoir on Medium.

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