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Prionus laticollis? | by BlueRidgeKitties
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Prionus laticollis?

This huge beetle was clinging to the underside of a leaf at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens. I didn't have anything to measure it with, but I'm guessing it was 4-5 cm long, not counting the antennae. Looking around the web a bit, I believe it could be a Broad-necked Root Borer (Prionus laticollis), but I'm no bug expert. Here's a more top view of it.

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Taken on July 11, 2011