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Green Beetle - Calleida punctata

Green Beetle - Calleida punctata
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
August 27, 2006
This was on some goldenrod. I looked through all the leaf beetles and several other kinds of beetles and only came up with one other one that it looked like at all--Snout Beetle - Eugnamptus--and am looking either to verify that or be pointed in a better direction.

Carabidae: Calleida punctata
Looks like Calleida punctata - don't know if there are other species that look like that out your way.

C punctata
It looks exactly like it. Thx for the point. I'll move it there.

Chased off by ants
I filmed this beetle getting harassed by ants on a passion flower in summer of 2011: