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We assume it’s a beetle?
Location:  Ellicott City, Maryland
September 2, 2010 3:24 pm
Hi Bugman,
We found this awesome looking creature right outside of our school in Howard County Maryland on Sept. 1st, 2010. It has a greenish-yellow body with black spots and two horns; one over the other. Can you tell us what species it is??
Signature:  Students at Bonnie Branch Middle School

Male Eastern Hercules Beetle

Dear Middle School Students,
Your beautiful male Eastern Male Hercules Beetle
, Dynastes tityus, is the heaviest beetle native to North America. He is also known as a Rhinoceros Beetle.  The female has no horns.

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