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What is this HUGE beetle??
June 29, 2010
My husband and I were freaked out to find this beetle flying around our living room. We trapped it and let it go outback, but before it flew off I was able to snap some photos… I thought it might be a female Hercules Beetle, but the spots throw me off. What do you think it is??
Northern Missouri

Grapevine Beetle

Your beetle is a Grapevine Beetle, Pelidnota punctata.  Like the Hercules Beetles, it is in the family Scarabaeidae, but it is subcategorized as a Shining Leaf Chafer in the subfamily Rutelinae.  The species name, “punctata” means “spotted” according to BugGuide.

Thanks!! I did some more searching last night and finally found it, but you just confirmed it for me!!

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