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Rhino Beetle

Xylotrupes gideon


I woke up 1 morning and found this beetle (Rhino beetle?) in front of my porch. I think this beetle came from a coconut tree which belong to one of my neighbor here in Tanjung Minyak. At the time of this photo was taken, the beetle looks kinda weak.


AzriAzmi 8 years ago

:D, thanks Martini.

MartinL 8 years ago

Please check the latin name [Xenus cinereus], its gotten confused with the sandpiper next door=) If the larva is well fed (rotting log or tree) they grow bigger and have a longer horn, so photographs show lots of variation.

AzriAzmi 8 years ago

Thank you Martini for the ID ! Appreciate it very much !

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Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 20, 2009
Submitted on Jan 21, 2012

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