Beetle identification assistance.
Location: Chicago, illinois, United States
July 13, 2011 2:12 pm
To whom it may concern,
Would you please help me with the identification of this interesting beetle.
I found it cuddling up near a light bulb and I transported it to a tree after watching him for awhile. The beetle is about a inch in length and approx half inch in width. All four legs have hook like claws. It also has two sensors that are orange and similar to a flower pedals I think it may be attracted to light as I spotted a large flying beetle circling the same light during the previous night.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and have a nice day.
Signature: Sincerely Thomas
We have been receiving numerous reports of Grapevine Beetle, Pelidnota punctata, sightings this summer. This large scarab beetle feeds on the foliage and fruit of grapes and the beetle grubs develop in rotting logs. You can see BugGuide for additional information.