Giant green beetle
Location: Deep South – Rural Alabama, about 80 miles north of Gulf Shores off of the 65 highway
June 24, 2011 10:24 am
While traveling near Gulf Shores Alabama, during mid June (06/17 exactly), my ”City Girl” girlfriends and I came across this BIG green beauty. I’m not a city gal but I’ve never seen anything like this guy. We sent a picture to one of the husbands out west and he doesn’t believe it’s real! A little boy we met was more than happy to pick it up and display him for us 🙂
“He” is a female Eastern Hercules Beetle, Dyanstes tityus. The larger males have horns and they are considered to be the heaviest beetles in North America. Here is a photo of a male Eastern Hercules Beetle we posted earlier this morning.
Ed Note: Like ships passing in the night, T.S. wrote back as we were creating this posting.
Naturally I found out what SHE was after I wrote to you…I believe she was a Herculese Beetle
funny, we just replied to you and created the posting. Glad you were able to find your answer.
I found the answer on YOUR website which I might add is awesome!