Subject: Blister Beetle?
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
July 25, 2017 5:48 am
Is the beetle in the attachment some sort of blister beetle? What is it?
Signature: Dave Jemiolo

Brown Prionid

Dear Dave,
This is not a Blister Beetle, and we do not believe any Blister Beetles attain this size.  This is a Brown Prionid, one of the Root Borers in the subfamily Prioninae.  According to BugGuide:  “Breeds in poles, roots(?) in contact with wet ground.”

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York

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