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Eastern Hercules beetle (male)

Dynastes tityus

Description:

It was dead, but worth noting.

1 Species ID Suggestions

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago
Eastern Hercules beetle (male)
Dynastes tityus D. tityus lateral view - Dynastes tityus - BugGuide.Net


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7 Comments

NoSutt
NoSutt 9 years ago

Anyone know where to get some framed large beetles? Or a frame or dome for this one?

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

Wouw..amazing beetle...

JohnStrickland
JohnStrickland 9 years ago

If you like insects, then these are great for a framed display. Mainly because they look impressive. Nice specimen! I found one a week ago, but I think it had been hit by a car. It was a male like yours, but most of the horn was missing. Also, there was a visible crack in the pronotum. Great find though!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

cool!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Great spot! This is the color they are when alive Argy!

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 9 years ago

It looks like some sort of Dynastes Beetle, maybe Dynastes granti or Dynastes tityus

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Probably black all over when alive?

NoSutt
Spotted by
NoSutt

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 6, 2012
Submitted on Jul 12, 2012

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