Subject: Large beetle husk
Location: Jackson, WY
October 21, 2013 10:07 am
Hi Bugman! Love this website… Last Fall I found this beetle husk (empty shell) in Jackson, Wyoming – elevation approximately 6,400’. I believe it could fly, as it looks like it has wings. The actual body, not including antenna, was about 3” long, which is unusually large for this region. I have included photos of the top & bottom of the beetle. Your identification help would be greatly appreciated, as I am including an illustration of it in a book that I am working on about Jackson Hole. Thanks in advance.
Signature: Angela B.

Root Borer Corpse

Root Borer Corpse

Hi Angela,
These are the remains of a Root Borer in the genus
Prionus.  Here is a living specimen, also from Wyoming, that is pictured on BugGuide.

Location: Jackson, Wyoming

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