Male Tile Horned Prionus

Subject: Big beetle?
Location: Georgia
July 6, 2013 8:06 pm
I found this beetle in the breezeway of my apartment building at about 10pm tonight. It has been raining for the past few days and it’s the middle of the summer, so it’s hot and humid. I live in Georgia. The bug is at least two inches long with very big antennas.
Signature: Jackie

Tile Horned Prionus
Tile Horned Prionus

Hi Jackie,
This is a male Longhorned Borer Beetle in the genus
Prionus.  We believe it is a Tile Horned Prionus, Prionus imbricornis.  See BugGuide for a matching photo.

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