Dogbane beetles

My local dogbane patch is filled with beetles, including this dancing pair:

The male (in the back) is clearly amorous, but unlucky in love. She wandered off after a while. As I’ve noticed in previous years, the adult beetles seem to  emerge more or less at the time the dogbane starts to bloom.

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Dogbane beetles

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: