Subject:  Large florida beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Florida
Date: 04/09/2018
Time: 02:44 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello! I found this considerable large shell of a dung(?) beetle outside my home in St. Petersburg, Florida. I kept the dried-up thing for a while and i came across your site and i wanted to find out what kind of beetle this is at last. It has very small horn right above it’s head, and that makes me think it is a female dung beetle. Thank you!
How you want your letter signed:  Chance Arceneaux

Female Ox Beetle

Dear Chance,
This is a female Ox Beetle in the genus
Strategus, most likely Strategus antaeus, which is pictured on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide, the habitat is:  “Typically sandy areas, e.g. coastal plains” and “Adults said to be chafers, feeding on grasses, leaves, fruits.”

Female Ox Beetle

Location: St Petersburg, Florida

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