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Milkweed Beetle Pondering | by Richard-
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Milkweed Beetle Pondering

Washington, Connecticut. There's quite a bit of milkweed out in the meadow at Macricostas Preserve of the Steep Rock Land Trust. Monarch butterflies love to eat this weed and I would think that smart photographers who want to photograph monarchs would wait by a patch of this weed for one to stop by for a snack. While photographing another weed (Queen Anne's Lace) I noticed a milkweed beetle slowly climbing around on a nearby plant and so, moved my tripod over for a session with this colorful creature.


Note: I didn't know what this guy was but flickr helped.


Canon 20D, 100mm macro, ISO 100, f/2.8 at 1/125

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Taken on July 19, 2006