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

Another Milkweed loving bug is the Large Milkweed Bug (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 Bug.

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

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.

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