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Milkweed Bug Nymph (Molting) - Oncopeltus fasciatus What a cutie! This tiny nymph was in the process of molting.<br />
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Habitat: Milkweed; meadow<br />
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Habitat: Milkweed; meadow<br />
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Habitat: Milkweed; meadow<br />
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Milkweed Bug Nymph (Molting) - Oncopeltus fasciatus

What a cutie! This tiny nymph was in the process of molting.

Habitat: Milkweed; meadow

Milkweed Bug Nymphs - Oncopeltus fasciatus These nymphs made me think of teenagers hanging out in their cliques at recess.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Milkweed; meadow<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/115881/milkweed_bug_nymphs_-_oncopeltus_fasciatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/115883/milkweed_bug_nymphs_-_oncopeltus_fasciatus.html<br />
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Milkweed Bug Nymphs - Oncopeltus fasciatus Habitat: Milkweed; meadow<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/115881/milkweed_bug_nymphs_-_oncopeltus_fasciatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/115883/milkweed_bug_nymphs_-_oncopeltus_fasciatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/115882/milkweed_bug_nymph_molting_-_oncopeltus_fasciatus.html Fall,Geotagged,Large milkweed bug,Oncopeltus fasciatus,United States

Milkweed Bug Nymph (Molting) - Oncopeltus fasciatus What a cutie! This tiny nymph was in the process of molting.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Milkweed; meadow<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/115881/milkweed_bug_nymphs_-_oncopeltus_fasciatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/115883/milkweed_bug_nymphs_-_oncopeltus_fasciatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/115882/milkweed_bug_nymph_molting_-_oncopeltus_fasciatus.html Fall,Geotagged,Large milkweed bug,Oncopeltus fasciatus,United States,ecdysis,molting

    comments (6)

  1. Intriguing Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thanks Niel. Posted 7 months ago
  2. Excellent timing! :o) Posted 7 months ago
    1. Yes! They are extra cute when freshly eclosed! Posted 7 months ago
  3. Fresh specimen! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Fresher than fresh. Posted 7 months ago

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The milkweed bug, ''Oncopeltus fasciatus'', is a medium–sized hemipteran of the family Lygaeidae. It feeds mainly on grains, particularly those of the milkweed. Like all hemiptera, it feeds through a long mouthpart known as a rostrum. ''O. fasciatus'' is commonly used in science due to ease of rearing and ease of dissection.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded May 30, 2021. Captured Oct 3, 2020 13:11 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/166s
  • ISO125
  • 100mm