Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Anthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeoidea
Genus: Pelidnota
Species: Pelidnota punctata

Taxonomy information from Bug Guide

Common Names:

This beetle is more commonly known as the Grapevine Beetle, the Spotted June Bug, and the Spotted Pelidnota. It is so called this due to it's phenotype (Continis).


The overall shape of the Grapevine Beetle's body is convexed, and the dorsal view has a reddish brown/brownish yellow color while the ventral view, the head, and the scutellum appear black and tinged with green (Swan 436). There are two black spots on the pronotum and six on the elytra (Dunn 173). There are very fine punctures/shallow scratches along the main body that are irregularly spaced (Swan 436). This explains how the Pelidnota punctata got its species name to differentiate it from other members of the Pelidnota genus: the term "punctata" is Latin for 'marked with pricks or punctures' (Continis). The length of the beetle is 17-25mm or about .8-1 inches (Dunn 173).

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