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emerald green beetle - Chrysochus auratus

emerald green beetle - Chrysochus auratus
Spirit Mound Historic Prairie near Vermillion, SE South Dakota, Clay County, South Dakota, USA
August 9, 2009
Size: at least 10 mm long
On cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum), it easily flew from one plant to another, but was actually rather tame.

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Not an expert
But I believe this is a Dogbane Beetle.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/461/bgimage

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Bet you're right.
Thanks.

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