Subject: Super Shiny Ox Beetle
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
August 19, 2015 1:36 pm
We came across this big guy while removing trash from Frenchman’s Forest Natural Area in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. In fact, one of the volunteers at first thought the beetle was a piece of glass and leaned down to pick it up and put it in his garbage bag. That was how shiny the carapace was! Once the volunteer realized the piece of glass was a beetle, he called everyone over to “ohhh and ahhh” over the big bug. The ox beetle was very gracious and posed for many pictures. When we clicked our last photo, the beetle walked away to do important beetle business.
Signature: Ann Mathews
Thanks so much for sending us your lovely image of a beautiful, male Ox Beetle, in the genus Strategus, and thank you for volunteering your time to help keep public land free of trash.