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Old Jun 1, 2008, 10:50 PM   #1
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This is a Large Milkweed Bug (it's allrelative because there is a smaller one). It feeds on milkweed seeds, and is brightly colored as a warning to predators that it is bad tasting because of the distasteful plant it feeds on.

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Good shots of a bright bug penolta.

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Thanks Mandy. Sorry for the late reply - been reviewing missed comments.
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