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Unknown Beetle

Help,

I’m trying to find out the name of a "creature", actually it’s a beetle of some kind. It looks just like a beetle but its 1-1/4" long (or more) and 3/4" wide (approx). Its color is an army green with spots (like freckles) on the back. The legs are black and hairy-looking. It almost looks prehistoric due to the size. Any ideas? Oh yes, when I found it, it was dead so I scooped it up and have it in a cup. I submitted a photo but not sure where it goes or to what-if-any, forum. Found in northern Virginia, Gainsville, VA

No need to post here
ID request was the right place for it, and now it's in its proper place in the guide. You would post here if you could only provide a verbal description without a picture, or if you wanted to discuss something having to do with bugs.

Dynastes tityus ?
Possibly Dynastes tityus - "Eastern Hercules Beetle"

http://bugguide.net/node/view/2877/bgimage

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