Dogbane: beetle and flower
This year I found this colorful beetle on flowering dogbane:
More catch-up blogging from the summer. This beetle is a tough subject in the same way as cardinal flower. The bright colors overexpose in anything but soft light. I found these in a conservation area not far from my house, I have a community garden plot there. Once I found dogbane there, I went on a beetle watch when I went there to water and weed. By July I was rewarded with a few beetles.