any of several small red, black-spotted elongated beetles of the genus Tetraopes, common in eastern North America, that inhabit the milkweed.
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- milkweed bug,
- milkweed butterfly,
- milkweed family,
- milkweed tortoise beetle,
Origin of milkweed beetle
First recorded in 1835–45
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