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Description:

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.

Habitat:

Urban, in Cuenca (Ecuador Andes)

1 Species ID Suggestions

Rhinoceros Beetle
Golofa porteri Nosorožík Golofa porteri


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8 Comments

EmilyUmbarger
EmilyUmbarger 7 years ago

That's gigantic! Wow! What a find!

GustavoMorejon
GustavoMorejon 8 years ago

Hello Alejandra. At the beginning I thought it was porteri or aegon, but if you look at the horns, they don't match.

GustavoMorejon
GustavoMorejon 8 years ago

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.

Dani_lovefornature
Dani_lovefornature 8 years ago

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.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Gorgeous Golofa! What plant was the larva feeding on in the pot?

keithp2012
keithp2012 8 years ago

Awesome!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Does he have pinchers or is that just long antenna?

GustavoMorejon
GustavoMorejon 8 years ago

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.

GustavoMorejon
Spotted by
GustavoMorejon

Cuenca, Provincia del Azuay, Ecuador

Spotted on Mar 28, 2008
Submitted on May 15, 2013

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