Goldenrod Soldier Beetle

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Goldenrod Soldier Beetle

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Species Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus - Goldenrod Soldier Beetle. Another photo from the late summer archives using the Canon PowerShot S1 IS. Beetle was on a wild growing flower (corn flower I think)

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Good shot, Doug. The oof pinkish area sets off and balances the strong yellows well. Is this beetle going after the nectar or eating the flower?

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Thanks Irwin. There were lots of these beetles on the flowers and they were not damaging the flowers. I would say they were after the pollen or the nectar.
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