Male Eastern Hercules Beetle

Big Beetle
A co-worker was greeted by this big beetle (about 4 inches long) walking to his car tonight. I was wondering if you know what kind of insect this is. Thank you very much! I also have some photos of other views and sizes if you would like any. The resolution on this is pretty good and you can zoom in on it and see the individual hairs. Thank you very much
Erica St. John

Hi Erica,
What a positively gorgeous specimen of a male Eastern Hercules Beetle, Dynastes tityus. His coloration is much paler than we generally see, and resembles the color of celadon.

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