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Dogbane Beetle

Chrysochus auratus


Small, green, iridescent beetle commonly found on dogbane (Apocynum spp.) plants in wooded areas.


Stands of dogbane in wooded areas.


These are often mistaken for invasive Japanese beetles.

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Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 28, 2015
Submitted on Mar 31, 2016

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