Hercules Beetle

Hercules Beetle

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Hercules beetle, Dynastes hercules, is the most famous and largest of the rhinoceros beetles. It is native to the rainforests of Central America, South America, and the Lesser Antilles (Clemson University). Their title is well deserved, with some (exceptionally rare) males reaching 6.75 inches (170 mm) in length. It is the largest of the 6 species in the Dynastes genus, and one of the largest beetles known, being exceeded in length by only two other beetles in the family Cerambycidae, Macrodontia cervicornis (specimens of 170-175 mm are known) and Titanus giganteus (also up to 170-175 mm; several 180+ mm specimens are reputed/alleged to exist). However, if the horns are excluded, this species drops considerably farther down in the size rankings.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136601230
  • 9786136601236