Large black beetle
Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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.
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.