Male Broad-Necked Root Borer

Subject: what’s this bug?
Location: Hamilton Massachusetts
July 12, 2013 7:45 pm
Hi there my name is Robert and I work in Hamilton Ma and came across this interesting insect, and am wondering if u can help identify it. Thank you so much, Robert Vacirca
Signature: Robert Vacirca

Male Broad-Necked Root Borer
Male Broad-Necked Root Borer

Hi Robert,
This is a Broad-Necked Root Borer, Prionus laticollis, and we have gotten numerous reports from Eastern states in the past few weeks.  Your individual is a male Broad-Necked Root Borer which can be recognized by his more developed antennae.


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