This showed up in the driveway today.
I think it showed up to check on my work as I was proofing yesterday.
I think it is still a Prionus beetle but I am not sure.
It lacks the little spikes on the thorax that are quite prominent on P. Californicus.
But doesn't resemble the more common, local P. Coriarius beetle either.
This is a quick proof of my beetle print (tube watercolors/rice paste and sumi).
The beetle made little hissing noises and excreted a rather unpleasant-smelling fluid...so I may have to adjust the colors.