Big beetle downtown

Asked August 8, 2016, 8:15 PM EDT

Just wondering what beetle this is. Got bit hard.

Jackson County Oregon insect identification beetles

1 Response

Thank you for attaching the nice images. They show one of the long-horned beetles in the family Cerambycidae. This beetle is Ergates spiculatus, and has the common name pine sawyer beetle. At several inches long, these beetles are typically quite scary so people seldom attempt to handle them. These beetles feed on fallen logs and old stumps. When left to their own devices, they don’t attack people, pets, or buildings.