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Rhinocero beetle

Dynastinae




17 Comments

Ajit
Ajit 8 years ago

Thanks everyone

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Yes sure in Dynastinae family as its body structure...
Harsha and Juan... Thanks to you both for good learning here..
I could learn something about Tribe Dynastini..!!
http://bugguide.net/node/view/41306/bgli...

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Juan got it right at last!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

I think the one who saw it in person can tell better. Leave it to Ajit. :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

It look to be from Tribe Dynastini

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

That's the problem with insects, they are not easy to identify like mammals. Sometimes subtle diferences can imply diferent species or even genus. I know can be frustrating.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

It's completely a different color and texture. No?

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Looks far from this one too. Can't say.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

mmm, it seems to me the upper horn of the picture is bifurcated. Probably is not the same specie but is probably close related

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Megasoma anubis...?

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

I think it's just the two different angles of the pictures. I see the same horns on both.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

See this too. It's an elephant. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/711...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Enema pan beetles legs look different and back shape also different. Horns also different.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Enema_...

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

No...This one is Enema pan only. Check out the wiki link I gave with the ID.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Hi Harsha isn't it called Elephant beetle...?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_be...

Ajit
Spotted by
Ajit

Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Lat: 27.08, Long: 93.61

Spotted on Aug 13, 2010
Submitted on Oct 4, 2011

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