Subject: What is this? (flying beetle?)
Geographic location of the bug: Nashville, Tennessee
Time: 07:53 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman : Keep seeing about 5 or more of these things on my porch every night. Never seen them before. In one of the photos you can see in next to the door bell for size reference. It’s quite large.
How you want your letter signed: Max
The male Tile Horned Prionus, which is pictured on BugGuide, Prionus imbricornis, is one impressive beetle. According to BugGuide: “larvae feed in living roots, primarily oak and chestnut, but also grape, pear, and corn.” BugGuide also includes this reader observation: “On mid-summer nights, these hit lighted windows so hard at my house in Durham, North Carolina, that I fear the glass will break. Seems that mostly males come to lights.”