Wednesday, August 7, 2013

milkweed bug

I have blogged about the milkweed bug before. They seem to always be at home on the annual milkweed colony in front of the Visitor Center at Ijams.

I have photographed them on the flower heads just before they bloomed, this one is on a ripening seed pod. My question is: Is this the same generation as before, or a new one?


Kathy McGinnis-Craft said...

Thanks to your previous post, I was immediately able to identify the milkweed bug I saw the other day on the seed pod of an Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) in our yard.

Stephen Lyn Bales said...

Hello Kathy. You are welcome. I hope you are well. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Lyn

pickwickianmom said...

I saw multiple pairs um "pair-bonding" on the bushes in front of Ijams. After seeing their behavior that day, I'm guessing these are the great-grandparents of the previous pairs. We must have counted at least 15 pairs that day all doing the same thing.