Saturday, December 1, 2018

December 1, 2018

Location: Okeechobee, Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

We are Giant Milkweed Bug nymphs
Climbing Milkweed is our host plant.
Like Monarchs, we become toxic from eating it,
If predators taste us they go, "Eww, I just can't!"

Sources: Sephina gundlachii Guérin-Méneville,1857 

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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