Subject: Daniel – More Bugs on Mexican Milkweed
Location: Hawthorne, CA
November 29, 2012 11:42 am
I know this photo is blurry, but I found these eggs on the back of one of the Mexican Milkweed leaves the other morning. There were three or four of those little gray bugs there at the same time. All but one left before I got the camera out and focused(?). Any idea what they are?
Signature: Thanks, Anna Carreon
The insect in the lower left corner appears to belong to the order Hemiptera which includes True Bugs as well as Hoppers. Hatchlings are often quite difficult to identify to the species level. This critter looks to us to be one of the Hoppers, though we cannot be certain.
That’s what I was afraid of. Oh, well. Guess we have to take some of the bad along with the good, eh?