Leading you up the garden path: She loves you, yeah, yeah …

yeah?

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10/2/17

Spotted Maize Beetle on gazania.

Astylus atromaculatus is a species of beetle in the family Melyridae. It is variously known as the Spotted Maize Beetle, or Pollen Beetle. It is indigenous to Argentina and neighbouring countries, but has been accidentally imported into various other regions such as the warmer regions of North America and much of Africa, where it has become invasive.[1]

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… and on a cautionary note ….

Like possibly all Melyridae, Astylus atromaculatus is undoubtedly poisonous; livestock deaths have resulted from swallowing large numbers of beetles in their fodder or in pastures.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astylus_atromaculatus

 

 

Ark.

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