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thanks empidonax :D
Thanks Eu, Miguel and Glungo. Glungo: I really dont know how common these are where they were found, my daughters brought them to me, therefore ill ask them to kind of keep track to see how common they are. Im afraid they are not as common as years ago...
WOW! beautiful!! im guessing these are not commonly found?
Están re padriuris!!!!
Thank you Willie. This was a very special present of course, happier only if i could see these bugs alive in their habitat, but my child found two of them dead on the grass. Your story about the cake smashed on your face is of course not as nice as my present. Saludos!
Un cumpleaños tardío feliz a ti. Me vendaron los ojos por un pastor en México una vez en mi cumpleaños y como los niños cantaron comer la torta, que se estrelló en la cara. Creo que hubiera preferido que se da a un insecto..................A belated Happy Birthday to you. I was blindfolded by a Pastor down in Mexico once on my birthday and as the children sang eat the cake, they smashed it into my face. I believe I would have preferred being given an insect.
we just call them "escarabajos" in spanish, or sometimes "mayates"
Thanks everyone, gracias a todos. My daughter found two of these dead on the garden in a house in Morelos, México, in this province there is a tropical dry forest.....these were my birthday presents!
Wow - what a cool Beetle. I agree with Strategus aloeus : http://bugguide.net/node/view/6278
I agree whit Ignacio this is not a Triceratops Beetle more like a Strategus aloeus is the most common in central and north México.
En Costa Rica los conocemos como cornizuelos, no se si en Mexico reciben el mismo nombre. Pertenecen al género Strategus pero no estoy seguro de la especie. Podrían ser Strategus longichomperus o Strategus aloeus julianus que son los más parecidos que conozco.
Lat: 19.49, Long: -99.08
Spotted on Jul 22, 2012 Submitted on Jul 22, 2012