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What am I?

What am I?
Tavares, Lake County, Florida, USA
June 17, 2007
Size: approx 1/4 -3/8"
Found this today on a milkweed plant while looking for Monarchs. It Would wriggle itself horizontally down the stem instead down headfirst like other caterpillers I've seen.

Moved from Allograpta.

Syrphis flly larva
and looks like something in the genus Allograpta (below). Likely preying on aphids, which I know are common on my milkweed, at least, : )

As usual I didn't look in the right section!
I've lived in Florida all my life and still finding things I've never seen...

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