The black and orange beetle in yesterday's post?
A milkweed beetle.
Guess where I found it? On the Asclepias I grow to feed Monarch butterfly caterpillars.
Asclepias is milkweed.
The answer came from Bug Guide online. When I went to What's That Bug to search all their beetle photos, one of their posts had a link to Bug Guide.
Also, I tried to save the Monarch caterpillars from the freeze but they resisted and died anyway. Sigh. You can't save nature from its own cycles.
Yesterday's post took me 3-hours over a two-day period to get loaded onto Blogger. I took some nice photos at Greenleaf State Park today but Blogger will not allow them onto today's blog. Maybe tomorrow.
I hope you had time to cover vulnerable plants or bring them in! Brrr.