Subject: What’s this giant bug? A beetle?
Location: Knoxville, TN
June 27, 2013 5:04 pm
Please tell me what this giant beetle is. He has a hairy underside and is a little green. He was found near a furnace in the basement in Knoxville, TN today (6/27).
We wish you would release this female Eastern Hercules Beetle, Dynastes tityus, outdoors so that she might have a chance to mate and lay eggs. While they are not considered rare, they are hardly plentiful. Male Eastern Hercules Beetles are even larger and they have quite impressive horns. This is the heaviest beetle in North America.
Wow! That is it…thanks! She was released in the woods last night as a matter of fact! I have never seen one that size before…and to think it had somehow made its way inside is frightening! I just don’t know how she could have come inside undetected!