Portfolio Category: Beetle

Hercules Beetle

The Hercules beetle is a rhinoceros beetle native to the rainforest of Central and South America. They are large beetles, reaching 17cm, and iridescent colouration. Why the big horn? You guessed it.....the males use them to fight for a female. The winner flips his opponent off the ground or tree or wherever they're fighting for…
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Tiny hairs

Tiny hairs called setae are sensitive to touch, smell, taste and light on some beetles.
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Sabertooth Longhorn beetle

'Macrodontia cervicornis' menacing mandibles up close and personal! Watch your fingers! One of the largest beetles in the world exceeding 17cm. Also known as "Sabertooth Longhorn beetle". Notice it's enormous mandibles! Very cool looking specimen.
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