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New bug for me!
Location: southern New Brunswick, Canada
July 17, 2011 9:39 am
I found this little guy on my watering can today. I’ve never seen one before. It’s about the size of a ladybug but I’ve never seen this metallic green on a bug before. Do you know what it is? I live just outside Fredericton, New Brunswick in Eastern Canada.
Signature: Cheryl Jones

Dogbane Beetle

Hi Cheryl,
This beautifully metallic Leaf Beetle is a Dogbane Beetle,
Chrysochus auratus.

Thank you very much for your reply.  I can’t believe I’ve never seen one before!  I’ve lived here all my life (and I’m 62).  You’d think I’d have noticed them before.  lol

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