Red Milkweed Beetle

Subject:  Orange spotted bug in NJ
Geographic location of the bug:  Ocean Grove NJ
Date: 06/19/2018
Time: 06:40 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  When I went out onto the porch this morning, I saw this striking little fellow. What is it? Should I be scared?
How you want your letter signed:  Oceangirl

Red Milkweed Beetle

Dear Oceangirl,
Was there any milkweed growing near the sighting?  This is a Milkweed Longhorn in the genus
Tetraopes, most probably the Red Milkweed Beetle, Tetraopes tetrophthalmus, which is pictured on BugGuide.

That is awesome, I checked the link…that’s the bug!!
PS I am copying my sister Muzz and her husband Mike on this. They live in the rainforest area in Panama and they have some great bugs there.
Muzz and Mike, I saw a strange bug on my porch today and discovered and the bugman.

Daniel, thank you for this great service!
I’m with you on preserving natural habitats and learning more about bugs.

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