Subject: 3 inch brown beetle Sonoma County
Location: Geyserville, Sonoma County CA
June 5, 2016 10:43 pm
This big beetle banged against our window 6/5/2016 and then sat quietly at the bottom of the sill. I caught it in a small vase without a fight, checked it out and let it go. What is it? It was really cool! Its claws clicked against the glass I caught it in and it turned itself into its back. It had a had time turning itself back over- I don’t think it was defense.
This is a California Root Borer, and we just posted our first sighting of the year two days ago.
Thanks! Makes perfect sense surrounded by grapes and deciduous trees.