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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.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
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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