huge roach or beetle?
June 14, 2010
Found this very large thing on our front porch on a very hot day in Virginia. It’s seen here crawling on a clothespin. It is very active and fast. It flips on its back a lot and has trouble righting itself. I’d say it’s about 2″ long, not including the huge antennae. Sorry the image is blurry–this thing won’t stop moving.
This is one of the Root Borers in the genus Prionus, most likely the Tile Horned Prionus, Prionus imbricornis. We will be postdating your letter to post later in the week to cover our absence from the office.