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Friday, January 29, 2010

Lonesome Leptoglossus

Well a lot of the buggies might be feeling lonely, that is if they cared about me at all. Of course they don't and so aren't likely to have been missing me pointing the camera in their direction. For their part, they've been laying low through the rainstorms and coldish weather of the past couple weeks. Anyway, this is a Leaf footed bug nymph (leptoglossus zonatus) on a dried up milkweed pod. These bugs are omnivores and so far I've observed them feeding on pomegranate, opuntia fruits, myrtle fruits, crassula ovata, and now milkweed seeds. This guy is five-legged like some others I've seen.

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