Explanation of Names
Gastrophysa cyanea F. E. Melsheimer, 1847
4 spp. n. of Mex., (3 native) (1)
Oblong-oval, metallic green or blue, shining. Antennae, legs, and undersurface black. Elytra densely and roughly punctate
widely dist. (CA-FL-ON-NT) (1)
Open areas, agricultural land with host plants.
Mostly: Mar-May (BG data)
This beetle in size, shape, and color somewhat resembles the less punctate Chrysochus
Dillon, p. 691, plate LXVIII (2)
Arnett et al., p. 328, gives range. (5)
Brimley, p. 226, Gastroidea cyanea (6)
Melsheimer, F.E. 1847. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 3: 158-181.