Milkweed Bug at Enchanted Forest Park

"Milkweed Bug at Enchanted Forest Park in North Miami, Florida"



This is a photograph of a Milkweed Bug that was taken at Enchanted Forest Park in North Miami, Florida. The gear used in this photo of a Milkweed Bug was a Nikon D90 camera body attached to a Nikkor 60mm 2.8 lens and macro light ring.

The Milkweed Bug (Lygaeus kalmii) grows to about 1/2-5/8 of an inch in length, has an black oval body, and a red band behind its head. The forewings of the Milkweed Bug usually have a large, bright red X shape although there are many variations in the pattern. The Milkweed Bug is in the True Bug Order and is toxic to predators. It lays its eggs on milkweeds and is immune to the plant’s toxins. The habitat of the Milkweed Bug is primarily meadows containing milkweeds.


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    10 Thoughts to “Milkweed Bug at Enchanted Forest Park”

    1. Patricia.W.

      Love your photos.

    2. Marta112

      Totally Awesome

    3. Alan S Hochman Photo (@Photobug52) (@Photobug52)

      Milkweed Bug at Enchanted Forest Park #bugs #insects #milkweed Visit

    4. SandyG

      How do you find these subjects?

    5. Stacy21

      This bug looks like a colorful cockroach! lol

    6. Tony Rimmer

      Hey Alan, good to see this one mate. Great shot. Great to see your work. Do you do this day in day out mate? When do you get time to sleep? lol

    7. Alan S. Hochman

      What’s sleep? lol

    8. Elisabeth

      Awesome pictures. It’s a delight!

    9. sandra

      I like it. It is beautiful!!

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