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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Grapevine beetle

Found this fellow crawling on my grape vine, where else? The Internet tells me it's a Pelidnota punctata, common name Spotted June Beetle or Grapevine Beetle. He is large - over an inch (25mm) long which made him easy to spot among those large leaves. The hooks on the ends of his legs allow him to really, really hang on. My youngest let the beetle crawl on his arm for a bit, but was he found it very ticklish.

2 comments:

  1. What an awesome beetle! Nicely taken.

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  2. Cool antennae!
    Ladybird-like spots!

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