On Aug 3, 2006, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:
This is about the biggest beetle in my area, measuring three inches long, appearing during the monsoon season, late Summer.
On Mar 30, 2012, GreatUnstopbLee from Las Vegas, NV wrote:
Basically a three inch flying cockroach. I have seen some over 6 inches. They fly very awkwardly and are attracted to any bright object from fire to people with lighter skin tone. The grubs can kill a tree by devouring the roots. Mature insects appear during summer monsoons in the desert southwest.