Friday, October 29, 2010

Milkweed bug transformation

In response to my recent post on freshly transformed Large Milkweed Bugs - photos in that post courtesy Sandy Brown - Rick Nirschl sent along the following photo.

This milkweed bug has just completed molting from its previous instar, and is new and shiny orange-white. His older compadres form a scrum to the left. Rick snapped the photo in 2007 at Maumee Bay State Park near Toledo.

Very cool - thanks, Rick!

Photo by Rick Nirschl

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