North American Biodiversity - Nina Zitani
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Red Milkweed Beetles Mating

Milkweeds support more than just the monarch butterfly. Several other species of insect including the red milkweed beetle have coevolved with, and are dependent on milkweed species for their food, and therefore survival. Red milkweed beetle mating on common milkweed in our garden (beetle: "Tetraopes tetrophthalmus", family Cerambycidae; plant: "Asclepias syriaca", family Apocynaceae).

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