Chrysochus auratus

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Dogbane beetle
Dogbane Beetle (Chrysochus auratus), La Verendrye Wildlife Reserve.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae
Genus: Chrysochus
Species: C. auratus
Binomial name
Chrysochus auratus
(Fabricius, 1775)

Chrysochus auratus, the dogbane beetle,[1] 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.[2]