Elephant beetle (Megasoma elephas)

Elephant beetle (Megasoma elephas)

Elephant beetle (Megasoma elephas) is a rhinoceros beetle belonging to the Scarabaeidae family. The males can grow up to 13 cm, but females are 2-3 time smaller. They are actually black in color and covered with a coat of fine microscopic hairs. They are located in southern Mexico, Central America, and in South American rainforests. From the profile, an elephant beetle really looks like an elephant.

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