Subject: Unusual beetle in Arizona
Location: Chandler, az
July 25, 2013 9:48 pm
We have live here in Chandler Arizona for many years. We came home tonight to see this insect possibly chasing a grasshopper.
FYI it was 3 inches long
Your beetle is a Palo Verde Root Borer, and it is not an uncommon species in Arizona. You can read more about the Palo Verde Root Borer on BugGuide. Some wonderful information on the Palo Verde Root Borer can be found on the KCET website.