|Colorful bugs in a seed head - REK|
|Multiple instars- REK|
|Chilling out under the microscope|
There are lots of mallows in nature including cotton and okra. I wear cotton but have a pathological aversion to okra to the point that I delighted in brush hogging the plants that remained in our garden at the end of the season.
|H. militaris larva on a toothpick|
I didn't find any adults among the two dozen I collected but I am sure they are out there. They didn't seem to have any noticeable impact on our mallow which were going to seed quite successfully. This is just one more example of a food web, for good or bad, under our radar.
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