A friend of mine told me that you could help tell what kind of bug this is. I have found 3 of them so far in my backyard and I have a dog that likes to chase and nip at bugs. I was just wondering if this bug could hurt him or anyone eles that it may get close to. They seem to be active only at night and go dormant at night. And I have seen one fly when out in the open but when confined they just seem to crawl around. Thanks for any help that you could give.
Las Vegas, Nv
This is a Palo Verde Root Borer, Derobrachus geminates. They have strong jaws and might draw blood, but they are not dangerous to you or your pet, however, the beetle grubs will bore into the roots of your Palo Verde and other nonnative trees and shrubs.