Broad-necked Root Borer

I had a fun little photo shoot last night at midnight to photograph this two-inch-long beetle. I set up a flash, umbrella and flashlight and got him to settle down for a few shots on top of my MacBook. This guy was hard to identify, as I kept coming up with a similar-looking beetle that lives in California. The Broad-necked Root Borer is a pest that eats a number of different trees, comes out at night and is common throughout this region, from Massachusetts to North Carolina.

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  1. He has BIG eyes and his antenna remind me of an aloe vera plant. Wonder what he does with 1 toe. Quite the cutters for a mouth piece. Step away from the big beetle….

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