Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 08/15/2013


Photo taken on August 14, 2013


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insect
Common Milkweed Bug
seed bugs
Lygaeus
kalmii
Milkweed Bug Nymph
true bug
Lygaeidae
Canon 100mm 2.8L
Canon 5D Mark II
Pacific Northwest
Oregon
Janet Brien
Small Milkweed Bug


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Small Milkweed Bug Nymph Heading Down

Small Milkweed Bug Nymph Heading Down
Would you just LOOK at how CUTE this little guy is?!!! Can you say ADORABLE?!!! AWWWWWW, such a sweetie pie! :) This darling baby, which is only the size of a grain of rice, comes festively dressed in orange with red stripes! And, if you look closely, you can see his internal organs because the sun is shining right through his tiny little body! :D

Did you know that most insects go through dramatic changes as they grow from egg to adult?! In fact, this is one of the reasons its so difficult to identify many insects! (For example, would you have ever guessed that this little guy wasn't an adult already? And would you ever imagine it would change into a bug so completely different in shape, size and pattern?!) Also, many insects have several names because they were assumed to be adults at the stage they were named! If you would like to see a very nice picture showing the life cycle of a Milkweed Bug, here is a link: Aggie Shuttle: Milkweed Bug Life Cycle

SkagitLily / Rita & John, Don Sutherland, Antonio Diaz Pedraza, Angela Parker and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


13 comments - The latest ones
Pam J
Pam J
Always makes me wonder what stage WE are at...........

No... dont answer that !!!!

Wonderful photo !
4 years ago.
Jim Boynton has replied to Pam J
LOL! Me too!
4 years ago.
Xanis Wong
Xanis Wong
Great catch and awesome macro.
4 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
vraiment c'est tout petit jolie photo
4 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Such a beautifully detailed and sharp photo of a very small bug! Crazy to think that it will change so much over it's life cycle :)
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Wonderful use of space, great focus!
4 years ago.
Agnès
Agnès
Superbe!!
4 years ago.
Loco's Photos
Loco's Photos
I love the joy in your descriptions, Janet! :) He is a cutie. I love his little orange suit!!
4 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Magnifica
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great capture.
4 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Something so tiny captured so well. Impressive macro!
4 years ago.
SkagitLily / Rita & John
SkagitLily / Rita &…
Great discussion!
4 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
I am still in wonder about caterpillars to butterflies, so I don't expect nothing less then miracles in nature.
4 years ago.