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cool-critters: Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules) The Hercules beetle is a rhinoceros beetle native to the rainforests of Central America, South America, Lesser Antilles, and the Andes. They are large beetles, with some males reaching 17.5 cm including the horn, and a slightly iridescent colouration to their elytra, which also vary in colour from beetle to beetle, and even depending on the humidity. Dynastes hercules is highly sexually dimorphic, with only males exhibiting the characteristic horn.The larval stage of the Hercules beetle will feed on rotting wood during this two year stage. The adult Hercules beetle feeds on fresh and rotting fruit. photo credits: Didier Descouens, wiki, Novita Estiti : cool-critters: Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules) The Hercules beetle is a rhinoceros beetle native to the rainforests of Central America, South America, Lesser Antilles, and the Andes. They are large beetles, with some males reaching 17.5 cm including the horn, and a slightly iridescent colouration to their elytra, which also vary in colour from beetle to beetle, and even depending on the humidity. Dynastes hercules is highly sexually dimorphic, with only males exhibiting the characteristic horn.The larval stage of the Hercules beetle will feed on rotting wood during this two year stage. The adult Hercules beetle feeds on fresh and rotting fruit. photo credits: Didier Descouens, wiki, Novita Estiti

cool-critters: Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules) The Hercules beetle is a rhinoceros beetle native to the rainforests of Central Americ...

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