All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Red Milkweed Beetles</strong> 
<em>Tetraopes tetraophthalumus</em> / Coleoptera
These pretty red beetles are found on their larval food source, milkweed. They lay their eggs on the plants, the larvae burrow into the stems and roots. Consideri...
Red Milkweed Beetles
Tetraopes tetraophthalumus / Coleoptera
These pretty red beetles are found on their larval food source, milkweed. They lay their eggs on the plants, the larvae burrow into the stems and roots. Considering their red and black coloration and the fact they feed on milkweed, I'm sure they are poisonous or distasteful to predators.

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