Female Hercules Beetle from Nicaragua

Nicaraguan beetle
Location: Central America
October 26, 2011 7:12 am
My daughter teaches in Nicaragua and someone found a beetle the size of a softball. Wondering what it is and the range. Also, she noted that it almost bit another’s finger off (probably an exageration).
Signature: RolloMartins

Female Hercules Beetle

Dear RolloMartins,
This is a female Hercules Beetle, probably
Dynastes hercules, the largest beetle in Central America.  The male has impressive horns.

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