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Big Bug
Location: Eastern shore of Maryland
June 13, 2011 10:53 am
I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, i found a big bug its Black headed, eyes and mouth under a fake set of eyes, with horns or pinchers one top and one bottom above its mouth area, it has a black head area, the body is tanish yellow with a wood gran finish like its been antiqued.Long spinny legs, and about 2and 3/4 inch long. Id like to no if you no what it mite be.and what they feed on.
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Eastern Hercules Beetle

Dear does not matter,
You can try feeding this magnificent Eastern Hercules Beetle,
Dynastes tityus, some over ripe bananas or other fruit.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Maryland
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3 Responses to Eastern Hercules Beetle

  1. Karen Fox says:

    I live in Maryland and today I found a really large black beetle. It was dead and I brought it home to do some research. I believe it is a Hercules Beetle.
    It is all black and probably about 1 1/2″ long, 3/4″ wide with 2 pincers vertically on it’s head.
    I’ve never seen anything even remotely like it before.
    Are these common in Maryland?

  2. Karen says:

    Thank you. I’ve never seen one of these before, nor had my 3 co-workers.

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