Male & Female Hercules Beetle - Native Virginians

They make very attractive garnishes..... don't you think?..... ha. After they're done eating though, the orange slices are fair game! Enjoy ;0)

On a more serious note, this image shows the size relationship between the sexes. View from above - Adult Male (left) & Female Eastern Hercules Beetle (aka Rhinoceros, Rhino, Horned, Horn, Scarab or Unicorn) - Scarabaeidae Family - Dynastes tityus - Their Wild Natural Adult Diet Is Tree Sap

I discovered invaluable information about Hercules Beetles and their care at the following website from the University of Kentucky Entomology Department:

Wildlife Insect Nature Photograph by Carolyn Hietala
Image taken in Richmond Virginia - Chesterfield County
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