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Subject:  Grapevine Beetle ?
Geographic location of the bug:  NE Minnesota
Date: 07/08/2019
Time: 06:24 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Just wondering if this might be a grapevine beetle variation?
How you want your letter signed:  Bob

Maculate Flower Scarab

Dear Bob,
While this is not a Grapevine Beetle, this Flower Scarab is in the same family.  We believe we have correctly identified it as a Maculate Flower Scarab,
Gnorimella maculosa, thanks to Arthur V. Evans book Beetles of Eastern North America.  According to BugGuide:  “Adults found on a variety of flowering shrubs and trees, esp. Dogwood, wild rose, other Rosaceae (such as Rubus), tulip-tree (Liriodendron). The beetles presumably take nectar and/or pollen” and “rarely collected…”  We believe this is a new species for our site.

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

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