This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Vincent, Alabama Benton, Kentucky Ewing, Kentucky Cole Camp, Missouri Chapel Hill, North Carolina Harrisburg, North Carolina Middleton, Tennessee San Antonio, Texas Leesburg, Virginia Penhook, Virginia Charleston, West Virginia
On Sep 10, 2007, bbrogan1 from Amma, WV (Zone 6a) wrote:
This is one of the most beautiful beetles I have ever seen as well as the largest. Here in West Virginia, co-workers found one in an old decaying woodpile and it was much bigger than the 3" referenced by another reader.