A single Morning Glory blossom was open along the causeway on a recent cold morning.
A Spotted Cucumber Beetle and a Bee worked it over, inside and out.
I don’t know if this beetle ate the holes in the flower or if something else already had a snack.
The beetle wasn’t one bit bothered being followed around.
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
November 19, 2023
Condensed from Wikipedia: Diabrotica undecimpunctata, the spotted cucumber beetle or southern corn rootworm, is a species of cucumber beetle that is native to North America. The species can be a major agricultural pest insect in North America, causing damage to crops in the larval and adult stages of their life cycle. These beetles consume over fifty different types of crops and wild plants, including corn, peanuts, beans, apples, cherries, clovers, lettuce, and potatoes.