Ox Beetle from Honduras

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

Ox Beetle
Ox Beetle

Dear Matthew,
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.

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