Subject: Grapevine Beetle ?
Geographic location of the bug: NE Minnesota
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
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.