Can anyone ID this creature? A gigantic beetle of some sort

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Attila the Hen, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Attila the Hen

    Attila the Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ask here because I believe people on BYC know everything. What kind of beetle is this? It measured about 2 1/4 " and at one point had a very much smaller version (about 1/4") sitting on its rear. Possibly a small male?
    I am sure someone here knows the answer.
    thanks so much
     
  2. WyandotteTX

    WyandotteTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It kinda resembles a Longhorn beetle but not sure about the color....Thats what came to mind to me with its large outstretched antenna
    Maybe there is an entomologist on the board to help you better.....or an exterminator [​IMG]
     
  3. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    I believe thats a longhorn beetle.
     
  4. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:it looks similar to one of the many types of Sawyer Beetles
     
  5. Attila the Hen

    Attila the Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the clues. I FOUND IT! It is a Broad Necked Root Borer and a female because of its size and a sort of appendage that is used to lay eggs. I put it over the fence so the chickens wouldn't eat it, but it seems to want to be in my yard. Chickens have been put away.
     
  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Isn't that one of those beetles that are destroying pine trees?
     

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