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Nymphal Stage of Milk Weed Bug

Oncopeltus fasciatus


A new milkweed bug, called a nymph, emerges from an egg. At this time it is a miniature version of an adult milkweed bug but with slight difference in body proportions along with underdeveloped wings. As a nymph grows it molts five times. Just after molting, the nymph is creamy yellow in color and has bright red legs. Nymphs grow and more closely resemble an adult milkweed bug with each molt. Read more: The Body Parts of a Milkweed Bug |

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Tulare, California, USA

Lat: 36.70, Long: -118.76

Spotted on Aug 1, 2012
Submitted on Aug 1, 2012

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