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Big Ugly
Bugman, I’ve seen alot of bugs but not one like this. We found it last July in New Era Michigan. We were on vacation renting a cottage on the shore of Lake Michigan. We kept it for a couple of days in a bug container so it’s a hardy specimen. We gave him the name big ugly. His body was around 3-4 inches long.
Happy Holidays, Chris Mayo

Hi Chris,
This is a Longhorned Borer Beetle in the genus Monochamus. They are also known as Pine Sawyers and the entire family, Cerambycidae, are known as Longicorn Beetles because of the lengthy antennae on the males of some species.

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