Type of beetle?

Asked July 3, 2019, 11:05 PM EDT

Hello! I found this guy hanging out on my cherry laurel. Do you know what type of beetle this is?

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

We are thinking that this is a Broad-necked root borer (Prionus laticollis). Yes, a kind of beetle. Although large, they do not do damage to plants and no control is necessary.
https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=8306

Deb