What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

small beautiful bug
May 29, 2009
Subject was located on pigeonberry plant near a garden. About 1/2″ long. Only one specimen found.
Betsy
Central Texas

Swamp Milkweed Beetle

Swamp Milkweed Beetle

Hi Betsy,
Your letter originally arrived at a very busy mail period for us, and it coincided with the end of the semester and a hasty retreat to visit Mom in Ohio.  Needless to say, there was so much mail when we returned to the office, much of it remained unanswered.  This is a Swamp Milkweed Beetle, Labidomera clivicollis.  You can read more about it on BugGuide which states: “Occur in every state east of the Rocky Mountains, and into northern Mexico.

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