Prionus Californicus found in Lake Chelan


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    Prionus Californicus found in Lake Chelan

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    Prionus Californicus found in Lake Chelan

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    1. Chris Scoones

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      Date: 7-28-03
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    Chris Scoones
    Can anyone identify this beast? Sucker hissed at me and I'm not sure but in the intial struggle I thought I saw a switch blade. Wink
    #1 7-28-03 7:24pm

    Sean Beauchamp

    Hot and Heavy at yer 6
    recently i was at a good friend's house when his neighbor pulled up grumbling about some beetle. he hit it while driving in his car back from the dry side and it stuck in his windshield wipers and survived the trip home. well, as certified dumbasses, we apprehended the mighty little creature. it was about 2.5 inches long and was the biggest, gnarliest beetle i have ever seen. so, like i said, im an idiot. so we froze it until it konked out. we then tied it to about 2 feet of leader, and then tied the other end to an inflated condom. we put the beetle in the sun until it came back to life. when it awakened it was not too happy. it started hissing and flying all around, dragging behind it an inflated trojan! i documented the idiocy and will post pics soon.
    #2 8-3-03 8:33pm

    Rob Zelk

    I swing, therefore i am.
    Looks like a junebug, that's what i've been told they are.
    #3 11-17-03 1:09am

    Zen Piscator

    Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.
    C_Fish_Bite, try that same trick with bees on a string, you can chase your boss or whoever you like around with them.
    #4 6-8-05 5:50am

    Hi Chris,

    I know its an old picture but the beetle in your picture in a Prionus Californicus. There are lots of pictures on the web. I had a hard time deciding if it was a Prionus of Western Pine Sawyer. However, judging by the length and lobing of the antennas and the lenght of the abdomen relative to the hind legs, I am almost certain that it is a Prionus.
    #5 1-5-06 11:47pm

    Chris Scoones
    Thanks Dave!
    #6 6-27-06 9:19pm

    Over in Chelan right now and just saw one of those nasty suckers by the pool and it hissed up a storm when we moved it off the patio. Crazy.
    #7 8-4-10 5:28am

    Ed Call

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    Chris, if you ever see this post, tell me, did you eat it or not?
    #8 11-18-11 3:58am

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