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Unknown found yearly on Milkweed - Tetraopes femoratus

Unknown found yearly on Milkweed - Tetraopes femoratus
Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho, USA
June 5, 2009
Size: 1.5cm
I find these guys every year on my milkweed. I can't seem to find an image anywhere to id.

Tetraopes femoratus -- Doug Yanega det.
Moved from Milkweed Longhorns.

What sp of milkweed?
These guys are fairly host specific...

Milkweed Borer beetle
This looks like one of the Milkweed Longhorns, Tetraopes(1), likely Tetraopes femoratus(2).

There are many red insects associated with milkweed, beetles and otherwise.

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