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Rhino Beetle Larva?

Rhino Beetle Larva?
Sarasota County, Florida, USA
January 23, 2010
Size: 1.5 inch

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Moved from Scarab Beetles.


Moved from ID Request.

rhino beetle grub
This looks exactly like a 3rd instar coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros grub. This species occurs occurs in Asia and several Pacific Islands including Guam and American Samoa. See

As far as I know, the coconut rhino beetle has never been detected in North America, so hopefully this is not Oryctes rhinoceros but some other look-alike member of Dynastinae.

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