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beautiful male eastern hercules beetle-I finally found one!
Hey bugman,
I thought I would share with you these photos of the male eastern hercules beetle i found at work here in Seymour, Tennessee (Knoxville area). I have wanted to find one of these for the longest time. Im so happy I finally did. they certainly are nice insects. It feels pretty weird when he crawls on me. this is the biggest beetle i have ever seen in this area. Anyway I hope you enjoy the images as much as I enjoy coming back to your site every day. blessings,
Michael Davis

Hi Michael,
We are thrilled to have your excellent photo posted to our website, but we are even more thrilled that your long awaited ambition to find an Eastern Hercules Beetle, Dynastes tityus, has been realized.

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One Response to Male Eastern Hercules Beetle

  1. Semperfi says:

    Hey Bugman – We live in Virginia and believe it or not, my son got a Hercules beetle for Christmas 🙂 Found by my sister, assumed deceased. Do these guys “play dead” as a defense mechanism?

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