Female Eastern Hercules Beetle

Subject: yellow with black spotted beetle
Location: North West GA
May 17, 2013 11:50 am
This bug was on our back porch and we are curious what it was. The image was taken in June 2012. The bug came and hung out for a while and was gone the next day.
Signature: Thanks, Bunny

Female Eastern Hercules Beetle
Female Eastern Hercules Beetle

Hi Bunny,
This is a female Eastern Hercules BeetleMales are horned.  This is the heaviest North American beetle and we generally get reports in June and July, so posting your image from last year should act as a nice preview of this year’s sightings.

Thanks so much for taking the time to respond. I had done quite a bit of searching last year but the no horn threw us off. Am new to your site, but find it very interesting.

 

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