Eastern Long-horned Milkweed Beetles (Tetraopes tetraophthalmus), mating on Common Milkweed flowers (Asclepias syriaca), July 13, 1979. Town of Manchester, Ontario County, south of Palmyra, NY... © Dave Spier [low-res scan of Kodachrome 64 slide # 334-25] Shot with a Canon film camera and macro lens [details not recorded].
covered with ants
Lower Chippewa River State Natural Area, Dunn Co., WI
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) photo = Milkweed,Common_MAC_©DaveSpier_D041818iN
Asclepias syriaca, commonly called common milkweed, butterfly flower, silkweed, silky swallow-wort, and Virginia silkweed, is a species of flowering plant. It is in the genus Asclepias, the milkweeds. This species is native to most of North America east of the Rocky Mountains, excluding the drier parts of the Prairies. It grows in sandy soils and sunny areas. It was one of the earliest North American species described in Cornut's 1635 work Canadensium Plantarum Historia. The specific...