Eastern Hercules Beetle

Big Bug
Location: Eastern shore of Maryland
June 13, 2011 10:53 am
I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, i found a big bug its Black headed, eyes and mouth under a fake set of eyes, with horns or pinchers one top and one bottom above its mouth area, it has a black head area, the body is tanish yellow with a wood gran finish like its been antiqued.Long spinny legs, and about 2and 3/4 inch long. Id like to no if you no what it mite be.and what they feed on.
Signature: does not matter

Eastern Hercules Beetle

Dear does not matter,
You can try feeding this magnificent Eastern Hercules Beetle,
Dynastes tityus, some over ripe bananas or other fruit.

3 thoughts on “Eastern Hercules Beetle”

  1. I live in Maryland and today I found a really large black beetle. It was dead and I brought it home to do some research. I believe it is a Hercules Beetle.
    It is all black and probably about 1 1/2″ long, 3/4″ wide with 2 pincers vertically on it’s head.
    I’ve never seen anything even remotely like it before.
    Are these common in Maryland?


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