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Red Milkweed Beetle

Tettraopis tetrophthalmas


Bright red oblong body with black spots and long black antenna.


Found in areas that contain Milkweed plants on which it feeds. This is an insect that is easy to observe and study.


This particular specimen was sighted in aschool butterfly garden.

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Normal, Illinois, USA

Spotted on Jul 2, 2011
Submitted on Jul 20, 2011

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