Species of the day – 1 March 2013– Rhinoceros beetle (Dynastinae)

Photo by Sarah Hadley

Species of the day – 1 March 2013– Rhinoceros beetle (Dynastinae)

This beetle looks a bit more like a small triceratops! Mauricio tried to bring it back to show his daughter, but it ripped out of the plastic bag he had put it in and then pulled open the zipper on his backpack. Clearly they are quite strong. Supposedly they can support up to 100 times their own weight. There are over 300 species of rhinoceros beetles.

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