Subject: Beetle?
Location: Western North Carolina, elevation 3500 ft.
July 5, 2017 3:08 pm
Came across this guy in the western North Carolina mountains July.
Signature: LB

Broad-Necked Root Borer

Dear LB,
This is a female Broad-Necked Root Borer, and we looks like a stinger is actually an ovipositor, an organ used to lay eggs.  Here is a BugGuide image for verification.

Location: North Carolina

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