Hah! Fooled ya. Not what you were expecting, I bet. This is a Dogbane Beetle (Chrysochus auratus) and one of my favorites. It gets its name, for those who aren’t familiar, from the Dogbane plant (Apocynum cannabinum) aka Indian Hemp, among other Apocynums, that it feeds upon. And, no, I have not tried to smoke it to see. 🙂The colorful iridescence of these beetles is irresistible. This was the only one I found on a very long row of dogbane, but the season is early and I hope to find a few more before their time is up.Pretty cool insect, eh? I did get out for the full moon again last night and this morning……yawn. But everything is still in the camera. I hope to process them later today and, if they were successful, share them tomorrow.