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Swamp milkweed beetle

Labidomera clivicollis

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Latimeria 12 years ago

They look pretty similar upon first glance, definitely. I didn't even know about this beetle until about a year ago, it's amazing what sorts of creatures pop up when you start paying attention to nature.

BambiJudy 12 years ago

well thank you so much for your help ! I thought this was a variety of ladybug unknown to me as it was the first time i came across such a creature in my area !

Latimeria 12 years ago

We have the swamp milkweed beetle in the United States, up through the midwest, so it could be in Canada. If it's not that species, it certainly is a similar-looking one. It isn't a ladybug, however, so you'll want to remove it from the Lost Ladybug Mission. Still, a neat spotting, I always think these guys are interesting. You can find them around milkweed, hence their common name.

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Quebec, Québec, Canada

Spotted on Sep 16, 2009
Submitted on Mar 16, 2011

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