What’s the name of the beetle in my photo
July 14, 2009
I’ve had this bug body for years but dont know it’s name
Dear Beetle Bailey,
This is an Eastern Hercules Beetle, Dynastes tityus.
Daniel, your site is new to me, and it’s really a great site.
Just wanted to say that I didn’t murder this beetle. I found it’s body on my deck one morning, and was facinated by it and kept it. That was twenty years ago, and I still have it. I have never seen another since. Hope it died of natural causes. There were no visible injuries, and I don’t have pesticides around.
Thanks for identifying it.