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Photo#305696
Red and black-spotted Beetle - Tetraopes tetrophthalmus

Red and black-spotted Beetle - Tetraopes tetrophthalmus
Potomac Overlook Park, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
July 17, 2009
Size: a little less than 2 cm.
I've been seeing this beetle (or one that looks just like it) on one or another of a group of milkweed plants for several days. (Size given does not include antennae.)

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Would you believe
... it's a Red Milkweed Beetle. ;-)

'Tis the season over here in our neck of the woods!

 
red milkweed beetle
...do. they eat instar 2 monarch catepillars? Trying to figure out where my only baby disapeared to... :(

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