Thursday, October 15, 2009

SkyWatch: Bugs on Milkweed

This photo is from the garden at Hereford Lighthouse in North Wildwood. It shows Large Milkweed Bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus) and their nymphs crowded on the seed pod of a milkweed plant (Asclepias sp.) against a gorgeous blue sky. Now that we are well into the fall season, such sights are becoming much more rare, but there are still a few around if you look.