Parkwood, Durham County, North Carolina, USA August 24, 2004 Size: circa 4-10 mm
There were several of these on my cultivated Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata. It was difficult to photograph them on the swaying stems, and they drop if disturbed, so I placed a few on a leaf on the ground for a photo session. (They vomit an orange fluid if disturbed as well.) The largest individual was about as big as an adult, perhaps 9-11 mm in length.
Contributed by Cotinis on 25 August, 2004 - 7:42pm Last updated 15 January, 2006 - 8:08am
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