Small Milkweed Bug  (two photos)
Lygaeus kalmii

small milkweed bug
Small Milkweed Bug at Garr Ranch on Antelope Island  This bug is often confused with
 the Western Boxelder Bug.  Besides feeding on milkweed and other plants, these may turn
 predatory when food becomes scarce (according to   Carol Davis, 9-18-2008

small milkweed bug
This Small Milkweed Bug nymph on Antelope Island was dining on
a juicy fly (to each his own). Carol Davis 6-19-2009

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