What kind of Beetle?
Location: Albany, NY
June 19, 2011 8:45 pm
My kids and I found this beetle wandering in our lawn near a flower bed at the side of the house. any ideas what it is?
Signature: Bill in Albany, NY
This large beetle is a female Broad Necked Root Borer, Prionus laticollis, a species found in the Eastern half of North America. Females are reported to be flightless, and the trimmer males have longer antennae and they are attracted to lights.