Dogbane Leaf Beetle

Subject: So pretty!! But whta is he?
Location: Tennessee
April 4, 2016 4:12 pm
I have a beetle that is rainbow Black underside, and is wet. I couldn’t find what he is is is color that he is a beetle and he is very very very very pretty. So could you help me bug man, be a lot of help.:-)
Signature: Bellaboo

Dogbane Leaf Beetle
Dogbane Leaf Beetle

Dear Bellaboo,
There appears to be some very poorly executed digital retouching in the background of your image which may cause people to speculate on the possibility of color enhancement as well.  This is a Dogbane Leaf Beetle,
Chrysochus auratus, and there is an excellent image on FlickR.

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