Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules)

Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules)

The Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules) is the most famous and the largest of the rhinoceros beetles. They can grow up to 17 cm (6.5 in), but half of this length comes from the enormous horn.

Hercules beetle are highly sexually dimorphic, with the females generally being larger-bodied but much shorter, as they lack horns entirely, so much smaller by the overall length.


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