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Found mostly on milkweed plants. Red with black spots, antennae banded in black and pale gray.
Found this one in a vacant lot early in the morning.
These beetles will sever the midvein of a milkweed leaf to drain the tip of the plant's milky toxins, then feed on the drained tissue.
Spotted on Jul 27, 2012
Submitted on Jan 1, 2013
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