What is this bug?
Love your website. Can you help me identify this bug? We found it already dead and partially hanging out of one of many holes in a railroad tie approximately one inch in size. Thanks for your help,
Your photo is of the traumatized remains of the Hardwood Stump Borer, Stenodontes dasystomus. Your specimen is a male as evidenced by the robust mandibles. The larvae live in the heartwood of living trees, taking three or four years to mature.