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Dogbane Beetle 40D0013609 by Cristian-M Dogbane Beetle 40D0013609 by Cristian-M
Dogbane Beetle (Chrysochus auratus)

There are two species in this genus in North America, found primarily east of the Rocky Mountains. C. auratus feeds exclusively on plants in the Dogbane family Apocynaceae, including Apocynum cannabinum and Apocynum androsaemifolium. The larvae are obligate root feeders, and adults eat the leaves of larval host plants.

The Chrysomelinae are a subfamily of leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae). There are some 2000 species, found worldwide. The most well-known member is the notorious Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata).

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Trutze Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love this pic
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cdp103188 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Yes, excellent - I love the dogbane beetle. Great shot.
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yanalee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow..I have a brooch almost like this bug...except the body is a bit longer!
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August 18, 2008
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Canon
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Canon EOS 40D
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1/332 second
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F/9.0
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105 mm
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200
Date Taken
Jul 6, 2008, 12:38:36 PM