....in fact I think they are very cute in a buggy kind of way.
On Sunday on one of our walks we came across some interesting sights. Neither of us had ever noticed these bugs before, but after we got home I did a little research online and discovered the identity of the Milkweed Bug Nymph, that's the little orange and black bug at the end of my post. I found the identity of the caterpillar in my National Wildlife Federation's Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America.
This is the Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar - Euchaetes egle.
If you want to learn a little more about it you can click here.
We followed its movements for quite a while.
And what's this?
Milkweed Bug Nymphs.
There is a great site called "What's That Bug", which helps to identify your photos of critters such as these. You can learn more if you click right here.