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Female Elephant Rhinoceros Scarab

Megasoma elephas


This beetle is the biggest insect I've ever seen, it is just massive and huge. It was in the museum of the ancient Mayan city of Palenque. They said it entered the place the night before by one open window. I wonder the use of those large front legs.




this in my spotting 3,600.

1 species ID suggestions

Female Elephant Rhinoceros Scarab
Megasoma elephas Megasoma elephas


LuisStevens 4 years ago

Thank you Lauren for the Id and the links.

LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Wow! Great find! Its a female Rhinoceros or Elephant Scarab. See also These guys can be as big as the African Goliath.

Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 17.53, Long: -92.03

Spotted on Dec 12, 2013
Submitted on Apr 9, 2014

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