milkweed beetle


noun

any of several small red, black-spotted elongated beetles of the genus Tetraopes, common in eastern North America, that inhabit the milkweed.

Nearby words

  1. milko,
  2. milkshed,
  3. milksop,
  4. milktoast,
  5. milkweed,
  6. milkweed bug,
  7. milkweed butterfly,
  8. milkweed family,
  9. milkweed tortoise beetle,
  10. milkwood

Origin of milkweed beetle

First recorded in 1835–45

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