Red milkweed beetle

This was a very evasive little beetle.


The latin name (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus) is from the greek meaning”four eyes”. Many beetles have the antennae very near the eye, but in the red milkweed beetle, the adaptation has gone further: the antennal base actually bisects the eye!

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