Location: South-central PA
July 26, 2010 8:31 am
I found this beetle? inside my house late at night, 7-25-2010. I live in a rural area with many trees and a stream. He is at least 30mm, mostly brown and has points off body, right behind the head. There are little ”feelers” around the mouth. Clear wingtips are sticking out at the end. I thank you for taking the time to look at my request.
Your beetle is a Brown Prionid, Orthosoma brunneum, and it is found in the Eastern portion of North America. BugGuide reports is as far west as Texas and indicates it “Breeds in poles, roots(?) in contact with wet ground.“