Subject: I found this guy in my pool skimmer
Location: Lindenhurst NY
July 2, 2012 4:34 am
I’m wondering who this poor soul is that I found in my skimmer. He looks like the things nightmares are made of. Any help is apreciated.
Signature: Billy T

Broad Necked Root Borer

Hi Billy,
This is one of the Root Borers in the genus
Prionus and we believe it is a male (based on the size of the antennae) Broad Necked Root Borer, Prionus laticollis.  You can compare your image to this photo on BugGuide.  At this time of year we get numerous reports of Root Borers from around the country.

Location: New York

4 Responses to Broad Necked Root Borer drowns in pool

  1. steve says:

    found this Broad root borer walking down the hall! i freaked out! i caught it and put it in a jar. It is over 3″ long!! if there was one should i expect more? do i kill it ,or throw it in the neighbors yard?

  2. steve says:

    couldn’t figure out how to post picture? steve

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