Dogbane Beetle

I found this colorful beetle in my yard last week on a young milkweed plant and had to take it’s picture… After some online searching I found out it’s a Dogbane Beetle (Chrysochus auratus) and that it’s a native, commonly feeding on dogbane, milkweed, nd their relatives. This is a full frame view at about 1.5x life size. The beetle is about 10 mm long.

7D2, 180mm macro L, 1/10 s, f/14, iso 800, tripod

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Really nice shot, Mark. I just love the colors of him. Not familiar with this beetle. You really captured very good details even in the eyes of him with your 180 macro lens on tripod.

Mark: Iridescent and almost psychedelic. Great find and a fine capture.>=))>

Excellent! Superb job on the exposure, composition, color, iridescence, and detail.

@Shirley_Freeman, you could get this with your 100mm, since the beetle wasn’t spooky. The only difference would be the beetle to lens distance.

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Mark …WOW on that shine output. Beautifully crafted
Balan Vinod