What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Pelidnota punctata mating
Location: Minneapolis Minnesota
July 25, 2015 7:12 pm
I saw these grapevine beetles mating in Minneapolis Minnesota on July 19 2015. They were beside an urban sidewalk in a residential area not far from a lake. The pictures turned out nicely, so I thought you might like to have them.
Signature: Mary

Mating Grapevine Beetles

Mating Grapevine Beetles

Hi Mary,
Technically, your images are documenting the courtship of Grapevine Beetles rather than the actual act of mating, but that is really splitting hairs with us.  It is also awesome that this courtship is taking place on a grapevine.  Your images are an excellent addition to our archives.

Mating Grapevine Beetles

Mating Grapevine Beetles

Mating Grapevine Beetles

Mating Grapevine Beetles

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What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

2 Responses to Mating Grapevine Beetles

  1. Mary says:

    The clean white background in the photo is the fence that my neighbor’s grapevine is growing against. The beetles were not harmed, even though I have a grapevine of my own and would prefer not to share with too many beetles.

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