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Belonging to the scarab beetle family minus the penchant to devour human flesh like Brendan Fraser’s enemy beetles, the Grant’s rhinoceros beetles are among the favorite pet insect in America.
Grant’s rhinoceros beetles, (Dynastes granti), have horns resembling that of the rhinoceros, hence the name Grant’s rhinoceros beetle. They’re the largest and the most beautiful beetles found in the United States, which the children can’t resist chasing during summer nights as the beetles head toward street lights.
I found this one during a recent trip to Woods Canyon Lake.
It's "horn" got tangled in a sticky spider web. Perhaps 'Charlotte's Web ...?'
September 1, 2010