Subject: What is this Beetle?
Geographic location of the bug: Midlothian, Virginia, USA
Time: 11:55 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Can you tell me what this bug is ? It is about 1.5” long, black.
How you want your letter signed: Dennis Shand
This is an impressive Tile Horned Prionus, Prionus imbricornis, and according to BugGuide: “Huge longhorn, dark brown and shining. Antennae have 18-20 overlapping segments (male). Female has 16-18 serrated segments. Other eastern Prionus have 12-13 antennal segments.”