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Female Elephant Rhinoceros Scarab

Megasoma elephas

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Rainforest.

Notes:

this in my spotting 3,600.

1 species ID suggestions

Female Elephant Rhinoceros Scarab
Megasoma elephas Megasoma elephas

2 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 years ago

Thank you Lauren for the Id and the links.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Wow! Great find! Its a female Rhinoceros or Elephant Scarab. See also
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_be.... 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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