Subject: What is this?
Location: Mebane, NC
June 20, 2012 3:59 pm
I found this bug in Alamance County in North Carolina. What kind of bug is it?
Signature: Heather Rogers

Male Eastern Hercules Beetle

Hi Heather,
Each year about this time we get several letters requesting the identification of the Eastern Hercules Beetle,
Dynastes tityus, the insect generally credited with being the heaviest North American Beetle.  This specimen is a male.  The sexes can be differentiated because the male has the horns which results in another common name for this group, the Rhinoceros Beetles.

Location: North Carolina

One Response to Male Eastern Hercules Beetle

  1. Nevart Fargnoli says:

    I found a dead one. Scared the heck out of me. It’s 3 inches long and a male.

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