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

This Soldier beetle has the yellow, V-shaped <em>pollinia</em> of milkweed attached to its feet. If it inserts them correctly into a flower on another plant, fertilization will occur and a pod will grow.
This Soldier beetle has the yellow, V-shaped pollinia of milkweed attached to its feet. If it inserts them correctly into a flower on another plant, fertilization will occur and a pod will grow.

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