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Pincher Beetle - Dynastes tityus - male

Pincher Beetle - Dynastes tityus - Male
Dyersburg TN USA (Far Western TN), Dyer County, Tennessee, USA
June 10, 2010
Size: 2" approx
Found this fella outside our video store beside the video return box. Trying to figure out exactly what kind of beetle he is. Pinchers are vertical instead of horizontal like most of the pictures I've found. Has "hair" on the underside of the top pincher and on his rump.

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very cool beetles.

Dynastes tityus - Eastern Hercules Beetle male
Dynastes tityus - Eastern Hercules Beetle male

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