The rush milkweed (also called desert milkweed) plants are in bloom.
Turns out the buds, flowers, and seed pods are a bounty of food for insects.
If you have been following Bug of the Week, you can probably recognize some of the seven insects that I found on the rush milkweed today.
- What are the yellow-orange insects?
2. How about this red and black one?
3. What is this insect? What do you think it's waiting for?
Milkweeds are home to some interesting insects. Do you have any milkweeds growing nearby?
Edit: The answers are now posted.