Prehistoric Looking

July 9,2014

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Male Beetle

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.

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Female Beetle

The female does not have the two horns.

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These beetles are generally green, gray or tan with black markings.Β  Including the horns, these beetles can reach 2.4 inches in length so they are rather large!

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He was very active and crawled all over my hand and did not want to let go.

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US Postage Stamp, October 1999

Our US stamps are unique, you never know what you will findΒ US stamps!

 

I hope everyone enjoys their week!

Check out the Plant Exchange, maybe you will find a plant you need in your garden. I have Lemon Lime hosta for trade!

Lemon Lime Hosta

 

 

 

 

 

25 thoughts on “Prehistoric Looking

  1. Michael, the pictures are amazing. For years I was afraid of insects, but after teaching insects to little grade ones I developed an appreciation and awe for their beauty and skills. Thanks for sharing.

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