Geographic location of the bug: Carbondale, Colorado
Time: 01:18 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi, is this a prionus beetle? Is it possible to tell what kind? It was very large and hissed when I tried to hurry it along from our front door. Thank you!
How you want your letter signed: Megan
We agree that your beetle is in the genus Prionus, but we are not certain of the species. BugGuide lists 16 species in North America. Perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide a species identification.