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green beetle on wheat
I was out photographing mature wheat fields near Jamestown, North Dakota, when, as I stopped along a gravel road, saw several of these green metalic beetles. I would guess they were about 10-15mm in length. They didn’t appear to be feeding on the wheat, at least not at that time. Not sure what I else I can tell you to help with the identification. Date of photo was 7.26.06. Interested,
John

Hi John,
This is a Dogbane Leaf Beetle, Chrysochus auratus. It does not feed on wheat. The photo where the beetle is about to take flight is awesome.

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