Red Milkweed Beetle – 7/15/12
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 7/15/12
Observation Time: 4:50 p.m.
Observation Location: Gavins Pond Road – soccer field parking lot
Common Name: Red Milkweed Beetle
Scientific Name: Tetraopes tetrophthalmus
Comments: This striking red beetle was crawling on a milkweed leaf. Its scientific name means “four eyes” because of its black spots that look like eyes.
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