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milkweed bug nest
Is this a nest of adult or young milkweed bugs or do all ages swarm or nest in this fashion? This is the first time this summer that I have seen such a cluster at the conservation area. I want you to know how much I enjoy and am addicted to your website. It is fun, informative, international, and rich in content. I am more interested and curious about insects thanks to your website. Take Care,
Janet from Dundas, Ontario

Hi Janet,
First, thank you for your kind words. Secondly, these are young Milkweed Bugs. Adults have well developed wings. Many Hemipterans, and these are Hemipterans or True Bugs, form large aggregations of insecfts in all stages of development. This is nothing compared to the way Boxelder Bugs gather en masse.

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