Broad-Necked Root Borer - (Prionus laticollis)
The Broad-Necked Root Borer can grow to become nearly three inches in length.
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The Broad-Necked Root Borer is also known by the name(s) of: Giant Root Borer.
It is typically 0.8 inches to 2.9 inches (22mm to 75mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: flying; winged; hairy; fuzzy; large; yellow; red; purple; black; brown.
This insect can be found in the following North American states / territories: Alabama; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Indiana; Kentucky; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Mississippi; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Tennessee; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Ontario; Quebec.
*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Broad-Necked Root Borer. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Broad-Necked Root Borer may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.