Subject: Roger the BIG Beetle
Location: SW Florida
August 14, 2012 3:49 pm
Hello, we had a neighboring beetle we lovingly named ”Roger”
unfortunately, something bit and killed him last night. I’d like to know exactly what species of beetle he is. He is 1 1/2 inches long and very shiny with a little reddish tint. I’m curious to know because I’m hoping they aren’t endangered or something. Any information would be appreciated!
Signature: Brogan Eppley
Though “Roger” is dead, you might want to consider Regina as an alternate name since this Ox Beetle is a female. We just posted a photo from Puerto Rico of a male Ox Beetle. You can glean additional information from BugGuide.