Strange Yellow Beetle in My Garden

July 29, 2009


I’m hoping there’s a bug expert here amongst my readers. My daughter was out looking at our grapes on our grape vine, and saw this huge yellow beetle on the leaves. YUK!!! Does anyone know what beetle this is? Does it eat grapes??

Weird Yellow Beetle 2

The beetle is large, about 1.5 to 2 inches long. It flew away when my daughter drew closer to snap photos.

Weird Yellow Beetle 3

Weird Yellow Beetle

I hope it’s harmless. I have HAD IT with bugs and critters eating away all my plants. Between the woodchucks, deer, and rabbits, we also have had infestations of grubs, Japanese beetles, tent caterpillars, the European sawfly larva, black flies, and various other nasty bugs I can’t identify. Wow.

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5 Responses to “Strange Yellow Beetle in My Garden”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    The grapevine beetle, also known as Spotted June Beetle or the Spotted Pelidnota.

    The adult beetle eats the leaves and fruit of grapevines, both wild and cultivated, although it is not normally a major pest of vineyards.

    • Mrs. Mecomber Says:

      GAhhhh!!! It eats GRAPES and GRAPEVINES?! Where this come from?! This is only my first year with grapes, and already I have a specialized pest. šŸ™

      Thanks for your help, though. I’m going to research about how ya kill these babies…

  2. lisa Says:

    It looks like a beetle and lady bug have mated! Great pictures that really capture the legs and colors!

  3. Jude Says:

    I get nasty little beetles on my rose bush and as much as I hate killing I tend to like looking at my roses instead of seeing nasty little bugs devour them before they can even bloom. Good luck with all your pests.

  4. Podawg Says:

    Just got one of these in our apartment in Queens. Yeah – it flew across the kitchen and scared the **** out of me. Can’t imagine how it got in, unless it came with some greens from the farmer’s market as larva. Wonder how many I ate before they hit adulthood.