Subject: I’d large flying beetle-like insect which could be a hornet
Location: Tennessee
June 7, 2017 10:12 am
Flying at night. Loud. Black until opens wings, revealing a solid orange torso. Is this a hornet? Twice larger and thinner than any hornet I’ve seen.
Signature: Connie

Brown Prionid

Dear Connie,
This is NOT a hornet.  It is a Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae, and though your image lacks critical sharpness, it appears to be a Brown Prionid.  More images are available on BugGuide.

You are amazing. Thanks so much for the info.
Location: Tennessee

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *