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Iridescent beetle - Bay City, Michigan - Chrysochus auratus

Iridescent beetle - Bay City, Michigan - Chrysochus auratus
Bay City / Euclid Linear Park, Bay County, Michigan, USA
July 7, 2009
Size: 1 cm - 3/8 inch
This iridescent beetle looks like a Dogbane Beetle found in the guide. This is the second one I've found in the last week. One out by the Saginaw Bay, one in town. This one was on a milkweed plant.

Dogbane beetle
Great looking little things.

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