I'm trying to identify a beetle I took video of in July (around 2010) in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada. Attached below is a still frame.
I've done some googling and was thinking this was a Milkweed Leaf Beetle because of the orange and black stripes. This beetle however has an interestingly marked green head, and Milkweed Leaf Beetles appear to only have a black head.
I'm especially curious to know if the smaller insects on this beetles back are its young, or some type of parasite.
I've just posted the original video to youtube. It's right here: Beetle Video....and a GIF below