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