What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  What is this Beetle?
Geographic location of the bug:  Midlothian, Virginia, USA
Date: 08/18/2018
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.
Thanks
How you want your letter signed:  Dennis Shand

Tile Horned Prionus

Dear Dennis,
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.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Midlothian, Virginia

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