Grapevine Beetle

Subject: larger yellow breetle
Location: Windsor, ontario, canada
June 30, 2014 9:29 pm
its a large beeile like looking bug. approximately 1 inch in diameter
Signature: By Mike Provost

Grapevine Beetle
Grapevine Beetle

Hi Mike,
This is a Grapevine Beetle,
Pelidnota punctata.    The color ranges from creamy yellow to rusty orange, but the spots are nearly always present.  According to BugGuide:  “Eggs are laid on stumps and rotting logs. Larvae feed on decaying roots and stumps of trees, pupate in adjacent soil. Adults emerge May-September and come to lights” and “Adults feed on grape (Vitis) foliage and fruit.”

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