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Beetle in Vermont
Location: Saxtons River, VT
July 27, 2011 10:34 pm
Hi Daniel,
Wondering if you can identify this beetle? It was on my screen door tonight, in southeast Vermont. It was about 1.5” in length. Thanks!
Signature: K L Thalin

Brown Prionid

Dear K L Thalin,
This beautiful beetle is a Brown Prionid,
Orthosoma brunneum, and it is one of a group known collectively at Root Borers.  If you would like to see more about this stunning creature, you can check out BugGuide.

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

2 Responses to Brown Prionid

  1. the_leif says:

    I -THINK- I saw another one of these guys about 25 miles south of Boston, MA. Only saw him from beneath, though, because frankly after he thumped against my window I locked up the house tight, shut the shades, and cried for a bit.

  2. TJ Linendoll says:

    My wife and boy caught one in our house last night while I was at work. She screamed it was a cockroach.

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