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A very big Dynastinae of the genus Golofa. I don't know which specie is that, but it is almost the size of my hand.
Urban, in Cuenca (Ecuador Andes)
That's gigantic! Wow! What a find!
Hello Alejandra. At the beginning I thought it was porteri or aegon, but if you look at the horns, they don't match.
Hi Lauren. The larvae was feeding on the roots of a local bamboo plant called "Suro". Sometimes the larvae of these beetles feed on the roots of many cultures in the zones around the city.
It could be a rhinoceros beetle... Or a Hercules beetle... Somehow the head doesn't seem to fit. But that's maybe because it is a young animal. Very impressive and a nice shot! The bugs from Equador are legend... I really would like to see it once myself.
Gorgeous Golofa! What plant was the larva feeding on in the pot?
Does he have pinchers or is that just long antenna?
By the way, the larvae of this beetle grew in a pot in my house; and one day it emerged like the big beetle you can see here.
Spotted on Mar 28, 2008 Submitted on May 15, 2013
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