Subject: Hi Daniel – Large Milkweed Bug
Location: Hawthorne, California
August 6, 2012 7:45 pm
I know you have plenty of these wonderful bugs posted, but don’t see any of the newly emerged Large Milkweeed Bug. Marty pointed one out to me the other day, and I got the best shot I could. They seem to be very shy at this stage and scoot underneath the milkweed leaves every time they see me. Thought I would send these photos your way. We’re on the lookout for more and hope to get better photos.
Signature: Anna Carreon
Thanks for keeping us abreast of the latest insect visitors in your garden. This newly metamorphosed Large Milkweed Bug will soon darken to the typical black and orange coloration visible in your other photograph.