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Unnamed spotting


brown-redish beetle


dry forest

2 Species ID Suggestions

Gina423 9 years ago
Triceratops Beetle
Phileurus truncatus
Rhinoceros Beetle
Strategus antaeus Rhino - Strategus antaeus - BugGuide.Net

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YurianaMartínez 9 years ago

thanks empidonax :D

empidonax 9 years ago

Awesome spotting!

YurianaMartínez 9 years ago

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...

NoSutt 9 years ago

WOW! beautiful!! im guessing these are not commonly found?

YurianaMartínez 9 years ago

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!

williefromwi 9 years ago

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.

YurianaMartínez 9 years ago

we just call them "escarabajos" in spanish, or sometimes "mayates"

YurianaMartínez 9 years ago

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!

Brian Parsons
Brian Parsons 9 years ago

Wow - what a cool Beetle. I agree with Strategus aloeus :

Simon Stock
Simon Stock 9 years ago

Nice find

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

I agree whit Ignacio this is not a Triceratops Beetle more like a Strategus aloeus is the most common in central and north México.

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 9 years ago

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.

Brian27 9 years ago


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Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 22, 2012
Submitted on Jul 22, 2012

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