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Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) with leaf damage Growing at the edge of a dense mixed (hickory-oak) forest. The only insect nearby was a Leaf-Borer Beetle (Pachyschelus purpureus), but I'm not sure this is the typical damage done by this insect.  Either way, the pattern is very striking! Geotagged,Parthenocissus quinquefolia,Spring,United States,Virginia creeper Click/tap to enlarge

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) with leaf damage

Growing at the edge of a dense mixed (hickory-oak) forest. The only insect nearby was a Leaf-Borer Beetle (Pachyschelus purpureus), but I'm not sure this is the typical damage done by this insect. Either way, the pattern is very striking!

    comments (3)

  1. I've never seen a pattern like that before! Posted 2 months ago
    1. And derp, look to the right...Geranium growing right beside it....That is the host plant for my beetle! Posted 2 months ago
      1. Oh, haha! Posted 2 months ago

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''Parthenocissus quinquefolia'', known as Virginia creeper, Victoria creeper, five-leaved ivy, or five-finger, is a species of flowering plant in the grape family, Vitaceae. It is native to eastern and central North America, from southeastern Canada and the eastern United States west to Manitoba and Utah, and south to eastern Mexico and Guatemala.

Similar species: Vitales
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jun 13, 2019. Captured Jun 12, 2019 03:10 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/181s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm