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What kind of Beetle?
Location: Albany, NY
June 19, 2011 8:45 pm
Hi Bugman,
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

Broad Necked Root Borer

Hi Bill,
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.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: New York

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