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PostSubject: Big Beetle....   Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:20 pm

What I'am I JW? I don't know he was found over here in kempsville.

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PostSubject: Re: Big Beetle....   Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:57 pm

I think it's a rhinocerous beetle...

it's cool looking Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Big Beetle....   Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:21 pm

Looks like an Eastern Hercules Beetle! These guys aren't easy to find and I've been searching for one for a while after my science teacher lent me one for some photography. Awesome beetles! I wouldn't recommend handling, because he will NOT let go! And they are decomposers, so it's fun to watch them eat grapes Smile

Awesome Find!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Big Beetle....   Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:44 pm

Yes, it is a male eastern hercules beetle. Females lack the horns. Adults typically feed on the sap of ask trees and sometimes rotten fruit. Larvae develop in rotting trees usually oak. Take two years to reach adulthood. It's unusual to see them out this time of year.
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PostSubject: Re: Big Beetle....   Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:07 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Big Beetle....   Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:10 pm

Very neat. Imagine getting popped in the head with one of those while riding a bike Shocked
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