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Large black beetle
Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 11:35 AM
Hi there,
I was wondering if you could tell me what this bug is? I don’t think that I have ever seen one quite like this before. Plus I thought that my husband took an excellent picture of it and wanted to share with you. This creature is about 1 1/2 to 2 inches long without the appendage that is sticking out.
Katie Thibeault
Hooksett, NH

Broad-Necked Root Borer

Broad-Necked Root Borer

Hi Katie,
This is a female Broad-Necked Root Borer, Prionus laticollis.  The appendage is her ovipositor and she uses it to deposit eggs in the ground.

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2 Responses to Broad-Necked Root Borer

  1. JwellsLcrosby says:

    Hey my friend and I found one of these outside his house in Southern Illinois. Is this a common area for them to be found? We have it temporarily in a gatorade bottle what should we do….we think it’s dead…

  2. JwellsLcrosby says:

    its dead now

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