Female Broad Necked Root Borer

What kind of Beetle?
Location: Albany, NY
June 19, 2011 8:45 pm
Hi Bugman,
My kids and I found this beetle wandering in our lawn near a flower bed at the side of the house. any ideas what it is?
Signature: Bill in Albany, NY

Broad Necked Root Borer

Hi Bill,
This large beetle is a female Broad Necked Root Borer,
Prionus laticollis, a species found in the Eastern half of North America.  Females are reported to be flightless, and the trimmer males have longer antennae and they are attracted to lights.

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