Location: Long Island New York
July 3, 2017 6:21 am
I assume this is some type of beetle, was about the size of a quarter and had 3 smaller ones that looked just like it following it!
Signature: Jon R
This distinctive Scarab Beetle is a Grapevine Beetle. According to BugGuide: “Adults feed on grape (Vitis) foliage and fruit, both wild and cultivated species. Not a serious pest. … Eggs are laid on stumps and rotting logs. Larvae feed on decaying roots and stumps of trees, pupate in adjacent soil. Life cycle takes about two years. Adults emerge May-September and come to lights.”