Love in the Afternoon

Uploaded: July 12, 2020 | Entered: July 12, 2020 18:37:01


These distinctive large Milkweed Bugs, aka Onkopeltus fasciatus, have a coloration very similar to the Milkweed plant I photographed them on. When the buds are in flower, they are a bright orange - identical to the markings on the bugs. A perfect camouflage for their tryst! They are a hemipteran of the family Lygaeidae and are found throughout N.A.

Exif: Camera: Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Shutter Speed: 1/500; Aperture: f/3.5; ISO: 400; Orientation: ; Date: 2020:07:12 21:32:00


Leslie McLain level-deluxe July 12, 2020

Amazing capture and color, Margaret. #1742719

Janet Criswell level-deluxe July 12, 2020

Wonderful capture, Margaret! Beautiful color and details! #11817610

Oscar J. Pung level-classic July 13, 2020

This is fantastic Margaret. The colors, composition, detail and, of course, your subjects are excellent. Thanks for adding the info about these true bugs. #11817655

Jacquie Palazzolo level-deluxe July 13, 2020

Amazing! Great detail and color. Love the information. :) #11817672

Nancy L. Green level-classic July 14, 2020

GREAT capture Margaret, but they DO need to get a room!!! << #11818184

G. Margaret Hennes level-deluxe July 14, 2020

Thank you all for the great feedback. I really appreciate it. These bugs are quite small - maybe 1/2 inch in length. I see them on my milkweed every year and know to look for them. Otherwise I would not see them - they blend in so well with the host plant! I'll pass along your suggestion Nancy! #11818195

Terry Cervi level-classic July 23, 2020

What an amazing, colorful capture, Margaret!! #11820483

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic July 27, 2020

Fantastic close up and colors Margaret! #11821372

Rudi Reiner level-classic August 29, 2020

Wow, love the details and colors, nice shot! #11830337

G. Margaret Hennes level-deluxe August 30, 2020

Thanks so much for the great feedback Terry, Amalia and Rudi! Much appreciated. #11830696

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