Subject: Beetle
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

Grapevine Beetle

Dear Jon,
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.”

Location: Long Island, New York

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