Subject: What is this critter?
Location: Peoria Arizona
July 25, 2012 9:11 pm
This is not the first time I have seen critters this large. I just would like to know what it is called other than a big black bug.
It is just standing on a standard sized brick so it is a good 3 to 4 inches in length.
Signature: Just wondering
This impressive Longhorned Borer Beetle is the Palo Verde Root Borer, Derobrachus hoverei. We get numerous identification requests each summer, usually from Arizona but also from other states in the southwest where the host plant, palo verde is grown. Summer is the time when adults emerge and seek mates. See BugGuide for additional information.