Grapevine Beetle

This little beauty  of a photo came to us from a reader.

Grapevine Beetle

We didn’t recognize it at first– because it’s hard to get a sense of scale on a leaf. So I looked up the name she sent and had to laugh at myself.  The Grapevine Beetle is what we call a June Bug, or more correctly, the Spotted June Beetle. These guys are all over, zooming their large bodies around us in the dusky hours of evening. It’s a big enough bug–at nearly an inch–Hickory would like to eat them, but he’s not usually up at night when they are. And before anyone asks, they’re too crunchy for me.

Thanks for the photo, Nancy!

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