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Small milkweed bug (newly emerged nymphs)

Lygaeus kalmii

Description:

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

Habitat:

Semi rural wildlife habitat.

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3 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

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

KarenL
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
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

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

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Franklin, Tennessee, USA

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

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