|A Red Milkweed Beetle hides in common milkweed buds in our backyard.|
|Old four-eyes! If you look above the antenna, you'll see a black spot that is actually the top half of the eye.|
|This is the milkweed beetle Jenny picked up and got singing for Matty and me. I took this photo back in June 2011 at Shawnee State Park in the butterfly garden just outside the nature center.|
|Although cute, the milkweed beetle has a nice set of chompers!|
|The milkweed beetles you see on your plant in early summer lived in the roots of the plant as grubs during the winter.|
|...see you later, "Fido!"|
For more information on the Red Milkweed Beetle, click here for an article by the Bug Lady at the University of Wisconsin.
For a quick look at insects that live on milkweeds, click here for a post by Restoring the Landscape with Native Plants.