Meet Mr. Rodeo! This little beetle just kinda appeared in my organic garden- although nothing is really growing yet I wondered if Mr. Rodeo was a beneficial, neutral or an organic garden eatin' bug?
I call him Mr. Rodeo because of his chiseled, hammered, gorgeous black and white pattern on his back that reminds me of fancy leather cowboy boots. Underneath his armor were some red-ish tinted wings. He wasn't too shy, too fast, or sketchy - in fact Mr. Rodeo was easy going, slow and seemed like maybe he wasn't in any rush to protect himself from predators - but maybe that's cause most critters won't eat a beetle in these striking and poisonous looking colors?
Can any of ya'll help me identify this pretty lil' guy?