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Scientific Name: Lygaeus kalmii
Common Name: Small Milkweed Bug
Family: Lygaeidae
Description: A nymph of the Small Milkweed Bug, Lygaeus kalmii, on Asclepias eriocarpa (Kotolo or Indian Milkweed) north of the Foothill Blvd fence.
Notes: L. kalmii nymphs are typically darker and redder than this one. For instance, the abdomen is usually solid red, not striped. But ones like this are also known -- see the photos and discussion at
Location: Bernard Field Station
BFS Area: Central CSS
Photo Type: Animal--Insect
Photographer: Nancy Hamlett
Date Taken: 2012-05-28
Upload Date: 2012-05-29 13:06:53
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