Subject: Huge black beetle
Location: New York, US
July 9, 2014 9:25 am
While hiking along a trail in Harriman State Park, New York, I came across this monster. It was about 2-3 inches long, and holding its rear end up in the air. It also looked extremely swollen. Any ideas as to what it could be?
Signature: Brittany

Broad Necked Root Borer

Broad Necked Root Borer

Hi Brittany,
July is the month we get the most sightings and requests for the identifications of Longicorns in the subfamily Prioninae, and your Prionid is a Broad-Necked Root Borer,
Prionus laticollis.

Location: New York

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