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Large Beetle
Location: Garner, NC
August 8, 2011 10:56 am
Found this beetle in our pool skimmer in the AM. (July 8th, Day Temps 90-100, Night Temps 70’s) Looks like a Stag beetle? Doesn’t match any photos I found.
Signature: D. Northrup

Rhinoceros Beetle

Hi D.,
The Rhinoceros Beetle,
Xyloryctes jamaicensis, takes its common name from another large horned mammal.  You can see BugGuide for additional information.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: North Carolina

2 Responses to Rhinoceros Beetle

  1. Rondall says:

    Mine looks just like his picture with two horns like a bull on top of the head. Is that common with the species you mentioned? All the photos as the bug guide have only a single nose horn.

    • Rondall says:

      If you look closely you will see the two horns on the head, I found out it is a Phileurus truncatus, Triceretops Beetle

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