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Genus Chrysochus

Cobalt Milkweed Beetle, or Too Green Around the Gills? - Chrysochus cobaltinus Iridescent beetle - Bay City, Michigan - Chrysochus auratus Dogbane Beetle in prairie - Chrysochus auratus Blue beetle - Chrysochus cobaltinus The Great Cobaltini performs acts of derring-do - Chrysochus cobaltinus Blue Milkweed Beetle - Chrysochus cobaltinus Chrysochus auratus Chrysochus cobaltinus ? - Chrysochus cobaltinus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Eumolpinae
Tribe Eumolpini
Genus Chrysochus
Explanation of Names
Chrysochus Chevrolat in Dejean 1836
2 spp. in our area, ~20 total(1)
holarctic; in our area, one sp. eastern (west to the Rockies) and one western (BC‒CA to High Plains)(1)
member of the section Corynodites T.A. Marshall 1865
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.