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.

Mary

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anitamo(5)

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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