What kind of beetle is this?
Location: Granville, OH
August 15, 2011 11:44 am
Found on our deck in Ohio — bigger than other beetles we’ve seen.
Signature: Lisa Kelleher
This magnificent beetle is known as a Brown Prionid, Orthosoma brunneum, and we have received a few identification requests for it this season. According to BugGuide, it: “Breeds in poles, roots(?) in contact with wet ground.”