Credit: PETER MATULAVICH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Large milkweed bug nymphs (Oncopeltus fasciatus) on a milkweed plant (Asclepias syriaca). The nymphs absorb toxins from feeding on the milkweed that make them distasteful to predators. Their bright orange colour serves as a warning of this. Photographed in Ohio, USA.

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Large milkweed bug nymphs

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