Geographical Range United States, east of the Rocky Mountains
Habitat Grasslands
Scientific Name Oncopeltus fasciatus
Conservation Status Not listed by IUCN

As its name suggests, this bug eats the seeds of the milkweed plant, but it causes little or no damage to the plant. Its bright red and black markings warn potential predators that the bug tastes terrible, a by-product of the milkweed sap.