Free-For-All on the Milkweeds

A few milkweed beetles and a plethora of late-stage milkweed beetle nymphs compete for seeds from a freshly opened milkweed. These bugs are common around here and feed on the seeds of several plants including, of course, the milkweed.

(Click on any picture to open the gallery and zoom-in on the action!)


  1. I haven’t seen milkweeds in years here in Northern Virginia!

    These photos bring back memories of my happy childhood, when I used to have a lot to time to explore the fields around our house. Bac then, Northern Virginia was so rural. Idyllic!

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