California Root Borer

Subject: Beetle at our door
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
June 12, 2016 9:27 am
Hi, I recently (June 2016) accidentally stepped on this bug (beetle?) as it was sitting on our front door mat. It was dark outside and the front porch light was on. I have lived at my home in Santa Barbara, CA for 30 years and have never seen one like this. A photo is attached showing it’s size with respect to a dime. Any idea as to what it might be? Thanks, Jim
Signature: Jim

California Root Borer
California Root Borer

Dear Jim,
This is a California Root Borer, and we posted several images of individuals in early June.

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