The Bug Geek

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Milkweed leaf beetle (Labidomera clivicollis)

A mid-week bit of SHINY, to brighten up what has been a mostly rainy week…

Labidomera clivicollis, a leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) that specializes on milkweed, Asclepias sp. (hence the red and black warning coloration). It’s the only member of this genus is North America, and it is gorgeous.

2 responses to “Milkweed leaf beetle (Labidomera clivicollis)

  1. The Pal Guy June 6, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Stunning photo. Now that i am thinking, i beleive i have seen this before on milkweed plant too.

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