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Milkweed Leaf Beetle

Afrikaans name:

Milkweed Leaf Beetle

Above - Beautiful colours on the Milkweed Leaf Beetle

Photo © Steven Herbert

Platycorynus dejeani

The Milkweed Leaf Beetle is just over a centimetre in length. It has a metallic green body and a metallic purple head.

These beetles occur in natural areas but also on the edges of cultivated lands.

The Milkweed Leaf Beetle may be found feeding on cotton plants but their natural food is normally the Milkweed plant. They do also feed off other plants.

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