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Species Strategus aloeus

Rhino Beetle - Strategus aloeus - male Rhinocerous beetle? Ox Beetle? - Strategus aloeus Beetle found at truck stop south of Livingston, TX - Strategus aloeus - female Beetle - Strategus aloeus - female Strategus aloeus (Linnaeus) - Strategus aloeus - male Unknown Scarab Beetle - Strategus aloeus - female Male ox beetle - Strategus aloeus - male Strategus aloeus (Linnaeus) - Strategus aloeus - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea (Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles)
Family Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Dynastinae (Rhinoceros Beetles)
Tribe Oryctini
Genus Strategus (Ox Beetles)
Species aloeus (Strategus aloeus)
Other Common Names
Ox Beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Strategus aloeus (Linnaeus, 1758). Orig. Comb: Scarabaeus aloeus Linnaeus, 1758
Strategus julianus Burmeister, 1847
Strategus arizonicus Schaeffer, 1915
Strategus gaillardi Casey, 1915
Strategus roosevelti Casey, 1915
Strategus tarsalis Casey, 1915
Explanation of Names
Apparently from Greek aloe (1)
30-60 mm
Large. Major male has two large horns at rear of pronotum, large horn in center that projects forward. "Minor" male has stubby horns, female has none.
AZ-GA / Mex to S. Amer.
All year. Adults collected from March to August in Texas.
Print References
Harpootlian, p. 113 (2)
Internet References life stages
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2008
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.