Milkweed Leaf Beetle

After feeding for a time the larva leave the milkweed plant for the ground probably to avoid becoming too hot or dried out. 

This leaf with the larva’s “droppings” was directly below where the larva was feeding.

For Encyclopedia of Life entry for this species:  Labidomera clivicollis.  For BugGuide.net entry:  Labidomera clivicollis.

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