Active at dusk, adults can be seen flying near lights (males) or walking on logs or stumps.
Their pronotum has spines on it and their armour-like wings are highly textured.
Larvae bore through dead wood and emerge as adults, leaving behind tunnels and capsule-shaped exit holes.
Common name: Pine Sawyer Beetle
Scientific Name: Ergates spiculatus
Other Names: Spiny Wood Borer Beetle, Ponderous Pine Borer Beetle
Adult Size (Length): 40mm to 65mm (1.57in to 2.56in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: brown; black
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Arizona
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