Female Ox Beetle

Subject: Roger the BIG Beetle
Location: SW Florida
August 14, 2012 3:49 pm
Hello, we had a neighboring beetle we lovingly named ”Roger”
unfortunately, something bit and killed him last night. I’d like to know exactly what species of beetle he is. He is 1 1/2 inches long and very shiny with a little reddish tint. I’m curious to know because I’m hoping they aren’t endangered or something. Any information would be appreciated!
Signature: Brogan Eppley

Ox Beetle

Hi Brogan,
Though “Roger” is dead, you might want to consider Regina as an alternate name since this Ox Beetle is a female.  We just posted a photo from Puerto Rico of a male Ox Beetle.  You can glean additional information from BugGuide.

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