Invasive Species Compendium

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Oncopeltus fasciatus
(large milkweed bug)

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Oncopeltus fasciatus (large milkweed bug)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Oncopeltus fasciatus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • large milkweed bug
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Oncopeltus fasciatus Dallas

Preferred Common Name

  • large milkweed bug

International Common Names

  • English: milkweed, bug, large
  • French: punaise de l'asclepiade; punaise de l'asclépiade

EPPO code

  • ONCPFS (Oncopeltus fasciatus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Heteroptera
  •                             Family: Lygaeidae
  •                                 Genus: Oncopeltus
  •                                     Species: Oncopeltus fasciatus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

North America

USAUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-CaliforniaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-IowaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Central America and Caribbean

Cayman IslandsUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
Costa RicaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
Puerto RicoUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
Turks and Caicos IslandsUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Geocoris pallens Predator Adults/Nymphs
Pardosa sternalis Predator Adults/Nymphs
Pardosa vancouverensis Predator Adults/Nymphs
Tenodera sinensis Predator Adults/Nymphs

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