Subject: Big black bug
Geographic location of the bug: Czech Republic
Time: 12:47 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Today at 5PM CET we found this guy and we wonder what kind of bug it might be. He was around 5cm long. And his mandibles were pretty big. We tried to look it up ourselves, but not successfuly. Hope you can help although the photos I took aren’t the best quality. Thanks.
How you want your letter signed: Tess
Your beetle is classified as a Long Horned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae, and further subclassified as a Root Borer in the subfamily Prioninae. We believe it is Prionus coriarius which we found pictured on European Environment Agency which has: “has very limited information about this species.”