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Rhinoceros Beetle

Xyloryctes jamaicensis


A black, flying bug with a hard outer shell.

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Sam Shook
Sam Shook 7 years ago

I'd say either a rhino beetle, like martinl said, or an an ox beetle of the genus Strategus (http://bugguide.net/node/view/671405/bgi...), which is closely related.

MartinL 7 years ago

This scarab beetle is related to the dung beetle.
I suspect it is Xyloryctes thestalus, a rhino beetle.
Yours is a bit rounder so my ID is tentative.

Bill Windham
Bill Windham 7 years ago

Anyone have an idea what this is?

Bill Windham
Bill Windham 7 years ago

Thank you

ceherzog 7 years ago

Nice shots!

Bill Windham
Spotted by
Bill Windham

Florida, USA

Lat: 27.70, Long: -82.44

Spotted on Jul 26, 2012
Submitted on Jul 27, 2012

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