Beetles? on my milkweed

mary_littlerockar(8a-7b mid Arkansas)May 24, 2010

Beetles? on my Swamp milkweed... does anyone recognize this Beetle/ bug? Trying to decide if it will harm the Monarch Cats or eggs. If not, it's welcome to stay. Sorry for the nature of the photo but it usually scurries away; only time I've seen it still long enough to photograph. The Beetle is about the size of the tip of a small finger. Mary

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mary_littlerockar(8a-7b mid Arkansas)

So sorry to take up your time. I should have tried a general google search before asking my question. This is indeed, a Swamp Milkweed beetle, Labidomera clivicollis and it doesn't feed on the eggs or cats of the Monarch Butterfly, just plant material of some varieties of milkweed.


    Bookmark   May 24, 2010 at 1:49PM
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It's an amazing photo. Very vivid.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2010 at 3:19AM
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asturnut(4b- Alaska)

bug pornography if you ask me! LOL.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2010 at 4:22PM
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