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Entomology (Study of Bugs)/big beetle with stinger root beetle


Looks rare to me i have a one i found in the front yard what can i do with it i put it in a tank for now i know its a root borer


Uh, you could release her back outdoors.

It is a female root borer and if she is not mated then she will need to be in a place where males can have access to her.  If she *is* mated, then she needs a place to lay her eggs.

Root borers are almost never pests, so there is no need to confine her or kill her.  Thank you.


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Eric R. Eaton


I answer insect and spider identification questions ONLY. Attach images if possible. No "what bit me?", "what do I feed this bug in captivity?", or science fair project questions please. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT INSECT PHYSIOLOGY.


Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.

Author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Missouri Conservationist magazine, Ranger Rick, Birds & Blooms, Timeline (journal of the Ohio Historical Society). I have contributed to several books as well.

Oregon State University, undergraduate major in entomology, did not receive degree.

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