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Pelidnota punctata Grapevine Beetle

Lori

By Lori


Pelidnota punctata  Grapevine Beetle

This beetle was winged and huge...for an idea of scale the lattice is 4 inches square...he was at least 1-1/2 inches long....sounded like a Hercules when he flew...didn't appreciate my interest...flew off over my fence into a field. typical of I once caught a fish thhhiiiisss big....Wiki says they are about an inch long...ok. Thanks to Flcrazy.



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Great close-up ! Looks like a grapevine beetle. Some have a more orangish shell than the usual tan color.

24 Mar, 2008

 

BBBBIIIIIGGGGG BUG. it seemed harmless but didn't like it when I tried to photograph him....Thanks for the lead...I'll take a look.

24 Mar, 2008

 

omg its hugeeeee

31 May, 2008



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