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Milkweed beetles are red beetles found where ever Milkweed plants are located. Milkweed beetles have 4 black dots on pronotum, their Elyta have varying patterns of black streaks and dots. Milkweed beetles are usually found around Eastern United States and Canada. These beetles make squeaking sounds by rubbing rough areas of their thorax together, this is used to confuse predators.

Photo Courtesy of: Eric Williams, http://audubon.wku.edu/daviess/red_milkweed_beetle.htm

 

Source: http://www.enature.com/fieldguide/showSpeciesGS.asp?

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