Dogbane Leaf Beetle

Chrysochus auratus

Summary 1

Chrysochus auratus, or 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 (less than 0.5 inches) and has a convex, oval shape.

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