Subject: Blister Beetle?
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
July 25, 2017 5:48 am
Is the beetle in the attachment some sort of blister beetle? What is it?
Signature: Dave Jemiolo
This is not a Blister Beetle, and we do not believe any Blister Beetles attain this size. This is a Brown Prionid, one of the Root Borers in the subfamily Prioninae. According to BugGuide: “Breeds in poles, roots(?) in contact with wet ground.”