The white-crossed seed bug, or ragwort seed bug, is an attractive insect with a prominent thin-lined white or yellow X dividing zones of red and black. Its unique color pattern makes it easy to identify.
Learn more about this and other seed bugs on their group page.
Habitat and Conservation
Like most other seed bugs, this insect usually is seen in open areas, where its food plants are abundant.
Apparently, it can survive on a variety of host plants, but groundsels and ragworts (Packera spp.; in the sunflower-daisy family) are a favorite.