Palo Verde Root Borer from Baja

Subject: Big Baja Bug
Location: Northern Baja California, Mexico
July 24, 2016 2:44 pm
Hi Daniel,
We encountered this big guy coming out of the mother-in-law’s tongue one night in front of our place in northern Baja Mexico. His body is about 2″ long!
Do you recognize him?
Signature: Dana and Alan

Palo Verde Root Borer
Palo Verde Root Borer

Dear Dana and Alan,
This is a Palo Verde Root Borer.

Thanks, Daniel!
D & A

Dana Duff,
I did not realize that email came from you.  If you want more information on the Palo Verde Root Borer,
Derobrachus hovorei, you can check out the information on BugGuide where it states:  “attracted to lights” which might explain its appearance if there was a porch light lit.

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