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Photo#312603
please tell me its NOT a cockroach - Prionus californicus

please tell me its NOT a cockroach - Prionus californicus
New Harmony, Utah, USA
July 27, 2009
Size: 3 inches
Please help identify, I have not seen a roach this big or with this type of antennae. Please tell me it is something else.

Prionus californicus -- D. Yanega det.
Moved from Prionus.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Haha its not a roach.
Its a beetle. A wood borer to be exact, but don't be alarmed they usually only attack stressed, unhealthy trees. Right now they're coming out to mate a lay eggs it seems.

Its in the genus Prionus, here are images to compare too:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/3142/bgimage

and click on the info tab for more information :)

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