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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Rutelini — the grapevine beetles.
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I think my Pelidnota punctata had seen better days and was on its way out.
Note added in the evening: Coincidentally, Myrmecos Blog also had a Pelidnota punctata picture today.
SNAIL'S TALES: Pelidnota punctata: grapevine beetle skip to main
They may prefer grapes, but Pelidnota punctata can readily subsist any almost any fruit, including apples, bananas and raspberries.