Female Eastern Hercules Beetle

Subject: Miss identified
Location: Almost all over the USA
August 12, 2014 11:12 pm
Hey guys! I was looking through your posts and noticed you miss identified a beetle I’m very fermiliar with. You claimed the beetle to be “a June bug on staroids” when it was intact a female eastern or western herculese beetle. It may have been hard to identify because when they go into the soul their shells absorb the moisture and turn dark brown. I know this well because I have recently been rearing this specious. I will include a photo of the original post and my own photo of the species (although in the photo she is light colored because she hadn’t been in moist soil)
Signature: Best regards, Nikki

Female Hercules Beetle
Female Hercules Beetle

Hi Nikki,
Thanks for providing a comment on our Scarab Beetle posting.  For the record, we did not claim it was “a June bug on staroids” but the person who submitted the image called it “a june bug but on steroids.”  We informed Cathy that it was a Scarab, but we couldn’t identify the species because of the camera angle.  Thank you for recognizing the genus for us.
  Since you have provided us with images, we are also creating a unique posting for your comment, but we would love to be able to provide a more specific location for your Hercules Beetle that “almost all over the USA.”

Oh, I appolagize, I’m still getting used to the website format. Well I can’t tell weather that is an eastern or western herculese so the range would be different.
Oh :3 my little girl was found in st.louis Missouri

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