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Palo Verde Root Borer (male)

Derobrachus hovorei

Description:

Very large beetle, perhaps largest beetle in the U.S. Male has relatively narrow body but very broad antennae.

Habitat:

Attracted to lights in highly urbanized area of Tucson, Arizona. Typical habitat is very dry Sonoran Desert with host tree (palo verde), mesquite, cacti.

Notes:

Formerly, this species was known as Derobrachus geminatus.

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BugEric
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BugEric

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Jul 21, 2011
Submitted on Mar 7, 2013

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