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A metallic-looking beetle (?) missing its left wing
On a milkweed leaf in a large area of native prairie grasses and very close to fresh water (Lake Blanche)
I found more metallic-looking beetles this year than ever before but that may have simply been the fact that I was searching harder than I had been in previous years for interesting or beautiful insects to photograph and not due to any explosion in numbers, genetic alteration or environmental changes that had occurred.