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Small milkweed bug (newly emerged nymphs)

Lygaeus kalmii


Tiny newly emerged nymphs guarded by mom who is just visible hiding around the back of the seed head.


Semi rural wildlife habitat.

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KarenL 8 years ago

Photos added of 10 day old nymph (# 3 & 4) Note the molt at the bottom of photo 4.

KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks for your advice Alice. I usually leave things alone & let nature take its course but these were on a small mexican milkweed in a newly created bed so I think that is a good idea!

alicelongmartin 8 years ago

You may want to shake those off into a bucket of soapy water. They may destroy your plant.

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Franklin, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jun 20, 2012
Submitted on Jun 21, 2012

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