Subject: Large florida beetle
Geographic location of the bug: Florida
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
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.”