Saturday, July 14, 2012

Milkweed bug cluster

It's a family of milkweed bugs, and they're all in a cluster.

Milkweed bug togetherness

These milkweed bugs, Oncopeltus fasciatus, huddle together to accentuate their red-and-blackness, nature's warning colors, that lets potential predators know these bugs are toxic, a result of feeding on the toxic sap of the milkweed plant.
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