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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

AUBREY MENEZES WRITES...

Jon... yesterday, July 3/10, I was at work when I opened a box that came to us from Mexico. And to my surprise I found a rather large and very beautiful beetle inside. It is about one and a half inches in length and quite dead. What is it...? Cheers



It is a rhinoceros beetle of some description but as to species, I am going to have to ask the good folk of the bloggo.

2 comments:

Max Blake said...

Its not a Dynastid, the elongated front horn is not chephalic (ie, it does not grow from the head) is it would be in Dynastidae, but pronotal, like _Typhaeus typhoeus_, our native minotaur beetle.

It is a scarab (Scaraboidea) of some sort, the clubbed antennae give that away, but from which family I have no idea. It does look like it is from Geotrupidae like _Typhaeus_, but I'm not much help...

Dale Drinnon said...

Call me an old fart, but shouldn't that be "Hey Hey We're the Monkees" rather than "Hey Hey, it's the Beetles?"