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Rhino beetle

Xylotrupes ulysses


They are among the largest of beetles, reaching 60 millimeters in length, but are completely harmless to humans because they cannot bite or sting. Their common names refer to the characteristic horns borne only by the males of most species in the group. They are the strongest animals on the planet, proportionally. They can lift up to 850 times their own weight.


They live in rainforests.

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Chisec, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

Spotted on Jul 5, 2011
Submitted on Jul 5, 2011

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