Michael Gochfeld gochfeld at eohsi.rutgers.edu
Wed Sep 6 21:14:06 EDT 2000

Apocynum, the genus of Dogbanes/Indian Hemp is in the Dogbane Family or 
Apocynaceae.  Like Milkweeds it is a very attractive nectar source for 

We keep an eye on several patches of Dogbane in our neighborhood, and I 
have not knowingly seen any evidence of a borer but will keep on the 
lookout.  The brilliantly irridescent green Dogbane Beetle, is a very 
attractive denizen of Dogbane stands, but does not seem to do much harm 
to Dogbane plants. 

M. Gochfeld

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