Spotted pelidnota, Pelidnota punctata (Linnaeus)

This is taken primarily from an extension bulletin by D. G. Pfeiffer & P. B. Schultz, entitled "Major Insect and Mite Pests of Grape in Virginia" (Va. Coop. Ext. Serv. 444-567 (1986))
This beetle feeds on grape foliage and fruits but is not an important problem in maintained vineyards. The adult is a tan beetle with black spots, 2-2.5 cm long. Larvae feed in decaying stumps and logs, so grapes attacked by the adults are often near wooded areas.

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