Let me start by saying that I finally was able to use the Classic Editor. Now I just hope it is always available.
I went to Mount Pollux this morning to photograph the Holyoke Range in fog. But I also saw some milkweed with nice seed floss and one pod in particular that, although not flossy, was interesting.
Large Milkweed Bug nymphs- Oncopeltus fasciatus emerging and dining on milkweed seeds. The mother lays her eggs in the pod and when they hatch, dinner is served…the milkweed sap. Like some other insects, the young hatch looking very much like the adults and go through instar stages until fully mature.
Adults making more nymphs earlier this summer.