Beetles, those six-legged insects with wings are everywhere. Below is a Red Milkweed Beetle (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus) on a Showy Milkweed.
Another Milkweed Beetle, the Large Milkweed Beetle (Oncopeltus fasciatus). These are still young. The wings, the black at the shoulders, are still developing.
This is what the young will grow into. The Large Milkweed Beetle.
On Showy Milkweed pods, bursting and still green.
Seven-Spotted Lady Beetle (Coccinella septempunctata). Or Bug if you prefer.
Dogbane Beetle (Chrysochus aurasus) on a Hemp Dogbane.
Golden Beetle (Zonitis sayi) on a Subalpine Gumweed
Another of what is called the Leaf Beetle (Chelymorpha cassidea.) It has several common names. It’s a bit larger than the Lady Beetle shown above.