Grapevine Beetle

Grapevine Beetle

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Common names: Grapevine Beetle

Scientific name: Pelidnota punctata

Region: This beetle is found in the eastern United States.

Life cycle: This beetle overwinters as a larva, and produces only one generation each year.

Physical Description: This broad, robust beetle measures 1 inch in length, is reddish brown or tan with black marks around the margins of the wing covers.  The larva is tan and can be found in decaying roots and tree stumps.

Feeding characteristics: The adult beetle chews on foliage and fruit, but damage is usually minor.  The larvae eat plant roots.

Controls: The damage from this beetle is usually so minor that controls are not necessary.

Also see Spotted Grapevine Beetle

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