Subject: Possible Dynastes in Christiansburg, Virginia
Location: Christiansburg, Virginia
June 23, 2017 5:44 am
We saved this specimen from certain death by car tire and are wondering if you can identify him. I thought it might be a male Dynastes tityus but the yellow coloring does not seem to match that species.
Signature: John Burke
You are correct that this is a male Eastern Hercules Beetle, and it is our first reported sighting of the season. Because of your kindness, we are tagging your posting with the Bug Humanitarian Award.