Location: Las Vegas Nevada
July 22, 2016 11:42 pm
This gem was sitting by my back door here Las Vegas. What exactly is it?
Signature: Michael Hayes
The Palo Verde Root Borer, Derobrachus hovorei, is a large Prionid found in the American southwest. According to BugGuide: “Larvae feed on roots of living trees: Populus, Quercus, Prosopis, Ulmus, Parkinsonia, Morus, Citrus, Vitis (Hovore et al. 1987)” and “attracted to lights.”
Thank you. That was what I was thinking. Love this site.