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Jun 18

Milkweed Borer

Milkweed Borer [Tetraopes femoratus] found near Fletcher Park, off Mills Gap on 18 June 2016.  It’s a Longhorn Beetle, in the family Cerambycidae.  There was a milkweed plant nearby, but the plant it’s on is unidentified, as the leaves are not the right shape to be milkweed. The NWF Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America, page 208, says this beetle “feeds on the leaves of several species of milkweeds in open habitats during late spring and summer.”

Milkweed Borer near Fletcher Park - 18 June 2016

Milkweed Borer near Fletcher Park – 18 June 2016

Milkweed Borer (wide shot) - 18 June 2016

Milkweed Borer (wide shot) – 18 June 2016

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