What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: What kind of bug is this?
Location: Virginia
June 17, 2016 1:38 pm
Hi,
Do you know what type of bug this is? I saw it on my sidewalk. Thank you!
Signature: Concerned

Decapitated Head of a Tile Horned Prionus

Decapitated Head of a Tile Horned Prionus

Dear Concerned,
This is the disembodied head of a Tile Horned Prionus, a large beetle with a very nutritious body.  We suspect a bird or other predator ate the body and left the unappetizing head for you to discover on the sidewalk.  Here is an image of an intact male Tile Horned Prionus.

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

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