For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Milkweed Leaf Beetle (Platycorynus dejeani)

Family Chrysomelidae
 These are medium-size bettles and very commonly seen in the summertime. As their name suggests, they feed on Milkweed plants (Asclepias fructicosa)
 They are found in the eastern and northern areas and easily identified by their metalic colours.
Identification by Riaan Stals