Tag Archives: Asclepias speciosa

Showy Milkweed

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The cobalt milkweed beetles from my last post were feeding on showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa). Certain plants, orchids come to mind immediately, have reputations for being spectacularly beautiful. Yet so many other wildflowers are just as attractive and striking.¬† I … Continue reading

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Cobalt Milkweed Beetle

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Cobalt milkweed beetles (Chrysochus cobaltinus) can be found on milkweeds (especially¬† Asclepias species) throughout the Western United States and British Columbia. With an iridescent cobalt blue exoskeleton and clubbed antennae, this beetle, in my opinion, is rather pretty. Female cobalts … Continue reading

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