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Subject: Large Mississippi Bug
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
July 26, 2012 10:46 am
I took this picture in a flowerbed July 26, 2012.
This beautiful bug is 1” wide and 1 3/4” long.
Would like to know what it is.
Signature: Dennis

Female Eastern Hercules Beetle

Hi Dennis,
This is a female Eastern Hercules Beetle,
Dynastes tityus.  Male Eastern Hercules Beetles are the heaviest beetles in the United States and they are quite stately with their impressive horns, large size and unusual coloration.  Because of their horns, these beetles are also called Rhinoceros Beetles.

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

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