Dogbane Leaf Beetle - (Chrysochus auratus)
The Dogbane Leaf Beetle, also known as the Golden Beetle, utilizes the North American Dogbane plant as its preferred environment.
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The Dogbane Leaf Beetle is also known by the name(s) of: Golden Beetle.
It is typically 0.3 inches to 0.4 inches (8mm to 11mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: green; yellow; line; brown; red; blue; antenna; shiny.
This insect can be found in the following North American states / territories: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Mexico.
*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Dogbane Leaf Beetle. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Dogbane Leaf Beetle may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.