Cute little red beetle (6)
|Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle- This is a distinctive large orange/black beetle found on Milkweed. They are found in every state east of the Rockies.|
Whats interesting about them is they are part of a complex of bugs living on Milkweed with the same coloring-the Monarch butterfly,Red Milkweed Beetle, Milkweed Bugs and an Assasin Bug. All trying to mimic each other with their toxic colors. This was taken in the Virginia State Arboretum.