|"Stop eating the ground out from under my feet!"|
Friday, July 31, 2015
This Leaf Ain't Big Enough For the Both of Us - Red Milkweed Beetle Meets Monarch Caterpillar
Just a photograph from this morning...
This Red Milkweed Beetle (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus) and Monarch caterpillar (Danaus plexippus) were sharing the same leaf on a Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) this morning in the field behind the office. The beetle kept having to move as the caterpillar ate the leaf out from under its feet.