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Red Milkweed Beetle

Tetraopes tetrophthalmus


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


Huge props to this dude for being so accommodating. He was hiding on the inside portion of the plant leaf and actually allowed me to bend the leaf back into a position where I could get a clear shot.

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flybeasley 6 years ago

Could you please put what park you found this in.
Thank you.

MayraSpringmann 6 years ago


Maryland, USA

Lat: 39.46, Long: -76.01

Spotted on Jun 15, 2012
Submitted on Jun 17, 2012

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