Beetles, those six-legged insects with wings are everywhere.  Below is a Red Milkweed Beetle (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus) on a Showy Milkweed.Red Milkweed Beetle (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus) on 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.

Seven-Spotted Lady Beetle

Seven-Spotted Lady Beetle

Dogbane Beetle (Chrysochus aurasus) on a Hemp Dogbane.Dogbane Beetle (Chrysochus aurasus)

Golden Beetle (Zonitis sayi) on a Subalpine Gumweed.Golden Beetle (Zonitis sayi) on Gumweed

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