Palo Verde Root Borer (Derobrachus geminatus)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Cerambycidae
Genus: Derobrachus
Species: geminatus

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Glendale, Arizona
Golden Valley, Arizona
Goodyear, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)
Scottsdale, Arizona (2 reports)
Tucson, Arizona
Lucerne Valley, California
Las Vegas, Nevada
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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.

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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.