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''Chrysochus auratus'', the dogbane beetle, of eastern North America, is a member of the insect subfamily Eumolpinae. It is primarily found east of the Rocky Mountains. One of the brightest in its family, it is iridescent blue-green with a metallic copper, golden or crimson shine. Its diet consists of dogbane and milkweed. It measures between 8 and 11 mm and has a convex, oval shape.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded Aug 11, 2020. Captured Jul 14, 2020 14:56 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/5.6
  • 1/166s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm