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Photo#2885
Rose Chafer on Common Milkweed - Macrodactylus

Rose Chafer on Common Milkweed - Macrodactylus
Alston Avenue just north of I-40, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
June 17, 2003
Size: 12 mm
Defensive posture with hind legs extended, as photographer approached. Plant is Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca.

Length measured by capture and photographing adjacent to a scale.

Note 1/22/2017: Like many roadside wildflower patches in the area, this one was destroyed by utility and road work.

Moved
Moved from Rose Chafer. Could be either species, nice shot though. I've found them to be very common on milkweed at times.

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