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07.30.2020 Yellow-collared Scape Moth

While photographing the Dogbane Beetles the other day, I came across this moth also on the dogbane and managed just this one shot.  Even had it stuck around, I doubt I could have got a side view without rustling the … Continue reading

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07.27.2020-2 Let this be a lesson to you

My one goal this morning was to find and photograph some Dogbane Beetles-Chrysochus auratus. I’ve looked in their usual hangout a few times with no luck.  That changed today as I found several. Iridescent Metallic Marvelousness It is on Hemp … Continue reading

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07.21.2016 Brilliant Beetle

One of my favorite insects to photograph is the Dogbane Leaf Beetle (Chrysochus auratus).  They are quite accommodating in the morning and allow for close approach and hardly move…just the occasional twitch of the antennae. They are found on milkweed … Continue reading

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07.13.2014 Doggies

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 … Continue reading

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