Eurasian Red-and-Black Melyrid with Waterdrop

Ant scouting the rocks.
Bee on a rose

 

Eurasian Red-and-Black Melyrid (a flower beetle). It was introduced from Europe into the USA about 80 years ago. It is not a pest, and the larvae may feed on insects that are pests, but no one is sure. Since it doesn’t do much, no one takes the time to study it. This shot shows the Melyrid holding a drop of water.

Category: Insects & Spiders
Tag(s): Audubon Center Exhibit 2022, Miscellaneous