Subject: What is this?
Location: Los Lunas, New Mexico
June 28, 2016 1:28 pm
Hi there. This is the 4th time, I’ve seen this kind of beetle (at least I think it’s a beetle). This is a smaller one I saw, I had a larger one walk in my kitchen about a month ago, but the other night I had one just like this in my bedroom. We’re in the summer now and the weather has been super hot (high 90s). Any ideas?
Signature: Nicole

Root Borer

Root Borer

Dear Nicole,
This is one of the Root Borers in the genus
Prionus, but we are uncertain of the species.

Location: Los Lunas, New Mexico

2 Responses to Root Borer

  1. Gene St. Denis says:

    Nicole , I believe that you have a beautiful Prionus californicus – male or Prionus heroicus – male . Cheers ! Gene St. Denis Sierra Nevada Research

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