Red-femured Milkweed Borer (Tetraopes femoratus) — This species of beetle’s life is associated with showy milkweed. They can be found throughout the western U.S. (west of the Mississippi). The larvae bore into milkweed stems and overwinter in the roots. Adults emerge in mid to late summer. Photo by Glenn Marangelo on 7/2/17 in Missoula, MT.