brown prionid

brown prionid

6161   Please help with ID of this guy. My son found him already dead. It looks like a borer of some kind but I cannot find it online anywhere.  We live on the edge of a wooded area, and just received a load of wood from a local source in the last 2 weeks.  Thanks, Jennifer.   Just outside of Greater Kingston Area, Ontario, Canada.

This appears to be a brown prionid, Orthosoma brunneum (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), see https://tinyurl.com/y7tpzvhg for an image. Their larvae bore in damp/rotting wood, usually that in contact with soil; they are not destructive. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.