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Inch-long, shiny black. Long thick antennae, segments conical; overlapping in male, cylindrical in female. Nocturnal, but this was shot in mid-day on deck. "It's the largest North American long-horned beetle, rivaling in weight the Rhinoceros Scarab." (Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders)
Wooded hillside, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee.
Spotted on Aug 22, 2017
Submitted on Jul 16, 2018