Dogbane portrait

Another dogbane beetle, this time looking straight at you:

A little threatening-looking, but they’re strictly vegetarian (strictly dogbane, that is).

A week later, the beetles are still around. As always, they never seem to stray far from the dogbane plant. I believe they spend their whole lifecycle around dogbane – the larvae are in the ground around the plant.

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4 thoughts on “Dogbane portrait

  1. Beetle: “Man, here’s THAT guy…with the camera… AGAIN. Sigh. Wellllll, I suppose I can hardly blame him since I am just so damn beautiful.” 😉

    Awesome detail, Tom. You are one with the beetles.

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