What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Beetle ID
Geographic location of the bug:  Ruidoso, NM
Date: 05/31/2018
Time: 05:12 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Spotted this huge bug at a garden center. It was just hanging out in the porch column. What is it??
How you want your letter signed:  Cindy

Ponderous Borer

After a bit of research, I’m thinking that it may be a Ponderosa Pine Borer Beetle. We live in a Ponderosa/Pinon/Juniper forest. What do you think?
Cindy Adams

Dear Cindy,
We agree that this does appear to be a Ponderous Borer which is pictured on BugGuide, but we would not entirely rule out that it might be a different species of Prionid from the subfamily Prioninae.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Ruidoso, New Mexico

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