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Metallic Beetle - Brachys aerosus

Metallic Beetle - Brachys aerosus
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
June 3, 2006
Size: ~5 mm
Maybe a metallic wood-boring beetle? I wasn't sure this thing was alive when I took the photo (sometimes seeds, detritus, etc. on a leaf can fool you) but those are definitely legs at the leaf edge. And the straight line of the elytra is a dead giveaway for a beetle. But which one?

Brachys aerosus
Andy, this is a Brachys aerosus. Great spot on this guy.

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