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This is a ___________________.
BIG UGLY TYPE
Looks like a Palo Verde. Harmless. Where is it?
(07-26-2018, 10:10 PM)ZoNiE Wrote: [ -> ]Looks like a Palo Verde. Harmless. Where is it?

It's my friend's, it's in Washington state.  She thought it was a cockroach but I told her that roaches have their longest legs as their back legs, and other than Washington DC you don't see 3" cockroaches.
Yes I think it's a weird beetle, sent to freak her out.
It's the juvenile form of the 4" beetle.
I hope I never find one of those in my van.
(07-27-2018, 12:04 AM)squid Wrote: [ -> ]... and other than Washington DC you don't see 3" cockroaches.
Yes I think it's a weird beetle, sent to freak her out.

You've obviously never been to Louisiana, were they get big, fly AND hiss at you.
What's interesting about the beetle is, it doesn't even appear to have feelers on the front. Cockroaches have very long feelers in general, but a lot of beetles have short feelers.
https://www.google.com/search?q=large+beetle&source=lnms&tbm=isch
https://www.google.com/search?q=cockroach&source=lnms&tbm=isch

There are more species of beetles than anything else,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beetle
That's enough to make me shake out my shoes every morning.
Ha, speaking of no feelers (wrong!), I found this image which is supposedly a click beetle. You can see it has its feelers pulled underneath, and looking very carefully at OP's attachment, there does appear to be light-colored feelers along the side. It's always something. I guess they can pull them in when they're sleeping or whatnot.
https://www.ourbreathingplanet.com/wp-co.../01/12.png
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