Female Eastern Hercules Beetle

Large hard shell beetle?
June 10, 2010
What is the beetle? Approximately 1 1/2 to 2 inches in length, grey shell with dark green spots.
Ann in Tennessee
middle Tennessee

Female Eastern Hercules Beetle

Dear Ann,
This is a female Eastern Hercules Beetle, Dynastes tityus, one of the Rhinoceros Beetles.  The male has spectacular horns, giving rise to the common name.

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  1. Felt something on the inside of my shirt and it was her! Scared the life out of me. After I peeled out of my clothes faster than I ever had in my life, I put it in a Tupperware container and Im gonna scare the hell out of my co eorkers in the morning.

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