The beetle can be found in the Skiatook area from spring through fall in gardens, crop fields, and open woods. The beetle is 1-1½ inches long and is iridescent green with gold outlining the margins of its head and back.
Eggs are laid singly on the soil and take a year to develop, from egg through larva to adult. Adults overwinter and live up to 3 years. Adults and larvae are known to climb trees in search of caterpillars.