Subject: Not sure what this is
Location: Tacoma, WA
July 18, 2014 6:06 pm
I found this beetle early one morning. I thought it was a root beetle but the antennea were diffrent. It was bigger than my thumb and had wings. I collected it and put it in a glass bowl with a wet papertowel as I had to leave town for a couple of days. My wife was scared of it and had to let it go before I could take more pictures of it.
Your image is not very sharp, but this appears to be a Ponderous Borer, Trichocnemis spiculatus, a member of the subfamily Prioninae that includes the Root Borers. See BugGuide for additional images of the Ponderous Borer.