Palo Verde Root Borer drowned in pool

Subject: Huge thing I never wanna see again?!
Location: Phoenix, AZ
June 27, 2013 2:34 pm
I just moved to Phoenix, AZ and I am currently house sitting for a friend. The kids and I had been swimming and after I got everyone in the house and dried off I returned to the pool to grab some floats out of it. Floating on top of that water was something that from a distance looked like a small/baby bird. When I got closer I realized it was in fact some kind of huge bug! It eas close in length to the size of my hand outstretched and at least an inch and a half thick in the trunk. Legs were long and thick, even the antennas. It is currently summer here and was about 110 degrees the day I found it.
Please help, I’m grossed out!
Signature: Is it the begining of the end?! Casey

Palo Verde Root Borer
Palo Verde Root Borer

Hi Casey,
It appears to be the end of the end for this Palo Verde Root Borer.

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