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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted July 23, 2015 - 04:28 AM

Saw this hanging on the side of my shed yesterday while burning some brush.  I've seen these beetles all my life but never knew what they were.  Finally found out last night thanks to some super snooping by my wife.  I was just curious if anyone on here knew anything about them.  This one is about the size of my thumb.  Not thumb nail, whole thumb.  So, do you know what it is?

 

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Posted July 23, 2015 - 04:33 AM

Might be an Asian long horned beetle,,if it is ,, they will destroy maple trees, catch one and get it to your local tree warden or what ever you call them there


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Posted July 23, 2015 - 04:48 AM

Prionus beetle is the name
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Posted July 23, 2015 - 06:04 AM

Both good guesses but no winner yet.



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Posted July 23, 2015 - 06:57 AM

:tapping_fingers:



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Posted July 23, 2015 - 07:05 AM

Does it taste like chicken?
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Posted July 23, 2015 - 07:08 AM

Female broad necked root borer?

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Posted July 23, 2015 - 07:08 AM

Prionus beetle is the name

I'm sorry but you were basically right.  I was going to wait a bit but I didn't want you cursing me all day by thinking that you were wrong.  It's a female Broad Neck Root Borer or Prionus Laticollis.

 

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Posted July 23, 2015 - 07:10 AM

Female broad necked root borer?

You got it too!  When I was young we caught one of these and took it to an "expert" but never got an answer.  Now the mystery is solved.


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Posted July 23, 2015 - 07:21 AM

Just for the record, I Googled black bug with yellow tail and found a picture of one. I've always wondered what those things were. They like to eat bark and roots from what I read about them. Here's a couple on their honeymoon.

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Posted July 23, 2015 - 07:28 AM

That there is ah cootie bug I would make it go crunch



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Posted July 23, 2015 - 07:28 AM

Just for the record, I Googled black bug with yellow tail and found a picture of one. I've always wondered what those things were. They like to eat bark and roots from what I read about them. Here's a couple on their honeymoon.

That's what my wife did!  She said she searched for "black bug with a stinger out it's butt".  Whatever works I guess.


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Posted July 23, 2015 - 07:48 AM

Nothing like "bug love"!



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Posted July 23, 2015 - 09:32 AM

This topic just BUGS me!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted July 23, 2015 - 01:02 PM

Maybe it's German, a Volkswagen was my second guess !!!  :rolling:


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