Subject: Dung Beetle or Scarab?
Location: Lempira, Honduras
April 21, 2014 8:06 am
Keep up the good work you do, if you have time to tell me what this is I appreciate it! This was taken at a hot springs in the early evening in late March.
Signature: Matthew Hilchey
This beauty looks like an Ox Beetle in the genus Strategus to us. According to BugGuide, they are found in: “Southern North America, esp. coastal plain of southeastern United States. Genus extends into neotropics.” The type locality for Strategus aloeus is listed as Honduras on Encyclopedia of Life.