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Subject: Broad Necked Root Borer?
Location: Doylestown, PA
July 16, 2014 8:07 am
Hello! Love your site!
My co-worker and I found this beetle on one of Heritage Conservancy’s preserved properties in Doylestown, PA! It totally caught me be surprise as I’ve never seen a beetle so large.
It was located in a garden bed under some maple trees – a large, very shaded, and mulched bed with some skip laurel and other shrubs scattered around. After a little photo session, we returned it back to where we found it.
It has mandibles but the coloring looks similar to the female photos you have featured here, so i’m trying to confirm species as well as male or female. If it’s a male – I can’t imagine what the female must look like!
Thank you so much for any info and keep up the good work!
Signature: Erin H

Broad-Necked Root Borer

Broad-Necked Root Borer

Hi Erin,
We concur that this is a female Broad-Necked Root BorerMale Broad-Necked Root Borers have much more developed antennae.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Doylestown, Pennsylvania

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