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female rhino beetle?
this beautiful beetle was found on the ground in Atlanta today. is it a female rhino beetle?
sarah tynes
atlanta

Hi Sarah,
This is a female Dynastes tityus, the Eastern Hercules Beetle. It is in the Scarabaeidae Family of Scarab Beetles and the Subfamily Dynastinae which are commonly called Rhinoceros Beetles.

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2 Responses to Female Eastern Hercules Beetle

  1. Jim says:

    I found one of these too, and would like to submit a pic. Was in Georgia. Are they harmless? If you have one as a pet, how and what do you feed it?

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