06.23.2021 Wordless Wednesday-Red

Mirid Plant Bug-Miridae

Red Milkweed Longhorn Beetle-Tetraopes tetrophthalmus


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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15 Responses to 06.23.2021 Wordless Wednesday-Red

  1. I wonder if it’s only a coincidence that the insect commonly seen on milkweeds in Austin has the same colors as this one of yours:

    Speaking of antelope-horns milkweed

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    • The four insects that I see feeding on milkweed all have similar coloration. This, the one you liked to, milkweed tussock moth larvae, and of course monarch larvae which are differently colored but the adults are similar. A warning to predators that might consider eating them.


  2. Peter Klopp says:

    A cute little bug I have not seen before.

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  3. Ann Mackay says:

    The top one chose an excellent background – how very cooperative!

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  4. Very Nice Steve! And very colorful! They really stand out! Well Done!

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    It’s that time of year! 🙂

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  6. shoreacres says:

    I’m accustomed to seeing milkweed bugs and beetles, but that Mirid plant bug is a snazzy one. He looks like he’s wearing a little jacket.

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  7. Jet Eliot says:

    Wonderful to see these brilliant red insects, Steve. Often we see red insects outdoors and don’t have any idea what they really look like, so it’s terrific to get the close-up details.

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