Broad Necked Root Borer

Beetle ID
July 11, 2010
What is this bug? It was on the side of my house July 10, 2010 on a nice warm night when I went out to take pictures of a beautiful rainbow.
Southern Maine

Broad Necked Root Borer

Hi Missy,
We have received many identification requests for Broad Necked Root Borers,
Prionus laticollis, recently, and we have posted many of the photos.  They have all been of females with ovipositors visible.  Your beetle is a male of the species.  The males have much more pronounced antennae.

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