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Rhinoceros Beetle
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

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rdmcSo...?

rdmc

Voted 10/10

How big is this guy, really?

Nice shot! Incredible detail.
:0)
Posted Sep 3, 2010 2:46 pm

lcarreauRe: So...?

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Oh, it's about the size of a small VW Beetle.

Kidding! Actually, it's the size of a woman's
fist, about 4 inches long, and can carry
850 times its own weight!

Thank you so kindly..

"The sun comes up and shines so bright,
It disappears again at night,
It's just another ordinary miracle today.."

Have a great weekend!
Posted Sep 3, 2010 11:31 pm

rdmcRe: So...?

rdmc

Voted 10/10

WOW... that is one big beetle...
.... and yes, all of life is a miracle.

You have a great weekend too.
:0)
Posted Sep 5, 2010 11:16 am

lcarreauRe: So...?

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Thank you, Roxy!

I just try to take one day at a time..
Posted Sep 5, 2010 8:58 pm

lcarreauRe: This was in AZ?

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Yeah. A lot of folks think AZ is nothin'
but snakes slithering around in a cesspool
of heat.

Actually, the northern part has evergreens
and a variety of creepy crawlers.
Posted Sep 4, 2010 9:24 am

MoapaPkPowerShot SX110

MoapaPk

Voted 10/10

Nice closeup. Do you like the camera? The 10x zoom and big lens look great, it just weighs a bit more than I'd like.
Posted Sep 4, 2010 6:03 pm

lcarreauRe: PowerShot SX110

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Yeah, but the darn thing has so many knobs and
gadgets on it, takes awhile to focus in and
obtain a precise image.

It helps to have a fresh computer chip...

Not complaining, however!

Now.. can I please get back to my Reality
TV show and tub of popcorn? Thanks ..
Posted Sep 4, 2010 11:10 pm

DebSkin Crawling!

Deb

Voted 10/10

Bwuk! Beautiful shot of a hideous thing.
Posted Sep 8, 2010 3:48 pm

lcarreauRe: Skin Crawling!

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

You're absolutely right!

But, it crawled all the way to 'Photo of the Day!'

: ))

Yeah, I'm Gonna Crawl!
Posted Sep 8, 2010 4:19 pm

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on Sep 3, 2010 12:09 pm

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Object Title: Rhinoceros Beetle

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