My Home: I am found in almost all parts of the United States, Asia, Europe and Canada and live in fields, crops, and in backyards.
What I eat:
I eat around 300 species of plants, even poison ivy.
I usually will feed with a group of other beetles. We start
at the top of a plant and work our way down. We can
be very destructive to crops when large groups of us
are hungry. I eat the soft tissue out between the
veins of the leaves and cause the leaf to look
What I look like:
As an adult I am ½ to ¾ of an inch in
length. I have hard metallic green shells with copper
colored wing casings.
How I am born:
I go through four stages of development:
egg, larva, pupa and adult. My egg is laid in the ground
in the fall and I emerge in spring, usually late May. I will
live for 30 - 45 days as an adult.