Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#321471
very large beetle - Dynastes tityus - female

very large beetle - Dynastes tityus - Female
Lexington, Lexington County, South Carolina, USA
August 10, 2009
Size: 2" long
very large beetle!

Images of this individual: tag all
very large beetle - Dynastes tityus - female very large beetle - Dynastes tityus - female

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Melanic female unicorn beetle
Please see my comments under your other "large beetle." This looks to be a melanic (dark) form of the eastern hercules beetle, Dynastes tityus. They will also change color to a degree according to humidity. The drier the air or substrate, the lighter they are. The more damp, the darker they get.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.