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Subject: Beetle?
Location: Southeast Pennsylvania
July 2, 2015 3:35 pm
We found a few of these In our yard. They seemed to come right out of a hole in the ground. It looks like a beetle but we’ve never seen one this big. It’s about 1.5-2 inche’s long. Thank you!
Signature: Beetle Bug Central

Broadnecked Root Borer

Broadnecked Root Borer

This is a Broadnecked Root Borer, Prionus laticollis.  According to BugGuide:  “Adults eat foliage, sometimes damage fruit trees, grape vines.”

Broadnecked Root Borer

Broadnecked Root Borer

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

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