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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.
Signature: Steve

Ponderous Borer

Ponderous Borer

Hi Steve,
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.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Tacoma, Washington

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