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Red Milkweed Beetle - Tetraopes tetrophthalmus Habitat: Milkweed in a meadow Geotagged,Red milkweed beetle,Summer,Tetraopes,Tetraopes tetrophthalmus,United States,beetle,red Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Why is it not mating? What's wrong with it? Posted 9 days ago
    1. I know it! But, its elytra do look disheveled, so I imagine that it was just mating and is now taking a much needed break before going again. Posted 8 days ago

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The red milkweed beetle is a beetle in the family Cerambycidae. The binomial genus and species names are both derived from the Latin for "four eyes." As in many longhorn beetles, the antennae are situated very near the eye–in the red milkweed beetle, this adaptation has been carried to an extreme: the antennal base actually bisects the eye.

The milkweed beetle, a herbivore, is given this name because they are generally host specific to milkweed plants . It is thought the beetle and.. more

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Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Nov 28, 2019. Captured Aug 3, 2019 08:01 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/332s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm