Beetle on porch post today

Asked August 21, 2017, 11:22 AM EDT

Hello, This insect has been sitting on the post a few feet away from my kitchen door. I noticed it just this morning around 9:00 a.m. It hasn't budged, as far as I can tell. It is now 11:21 a.m. It is about 1.25 inches in length. The ruler is at a slight tilt, which could interfere with an accurate measurement. I don't know whether to be concerned about a potential infestation or whether this is just an ordinary back yard creature that I shouldn't be concerned about. Thank you!

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2 Responses

Well, I guess that explains why it hasn't gone anywhere!
Thank you!