The larvae of this species is usually found inside tree stumps, decks and other wooden structures. Sometimes it is found in living trees that have not been cut down. The eat away at the wood as they develop.
Details of the:
Hardwood Stump Borer Beetle
Common name: Hardwood Stump Borer Beetle
Scientific Name: Mallodon dasytomus
Other Names: Tooth-Necked Longhorn Beetle
Size (Adult, Length): 35mm to 50mm (1.38in to 1.97in)
Identifying Colors: black; brown
Additional Descriptors: jaws, spikes, flying
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia
* Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.