This is the eastern Hercules beetle and is a species of the Rhinoceros beetle. I think most people know this beetle as the Rhinoceros beetle. I can remember as a child finding these all the time. I ran across the male beetle first yesterday and then about two hours later found the female in the same general area.
The female does not have the two horns.
These beetles are generally green, gray or tan with black markings. Including the horns, these beetles can reach 2.4 inches in length so they are rather large!
He was very active and crawled all over my hand and did not want to let go.
US Postage Stamp, October 1999
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I hope everyone enjoys their week!
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