Tag Archives: Small Milkweed bug

07.05.2021 Macro Monday

Small Milkweed Bug-Lygaeus kalmi. These colorful bugs feed on milkweed seeds and flower nectar, but can also be predacious eating honey bees and monarch caterpillars and others. as well as scavenging.

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08.03.2020 Monday Macro- A couple of bug buds on a pod

A pair of mating Milkweed Bugs-Lygaeus kalmii in an unusual position on a milkweed pod. Usually they mate rear to rear. The one on the left does seem rather fond of its partner. Evidence of the twin flash can be … Continue reading

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