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Rhino - Strategus antaeus - male

Rhino - Strategus antaeus - Male
Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas, USA
May 31, 2007
Size: 35mm
Flew onto the porch just now. Stirred up the puppies. Looks like a Triceratops beetle. I assume it is one of the Rhinos. Glossy and lovely red orange haired thing. Strong as a caffeinated weasel.

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Rhino - Strategus antaeus - male Rhino - Strategus antaeus - male Rhino - Strategus antaeus - male

Moved from Rhinoceros Beetles. Based on lack of deep sutural striations on elytra (I think!), this would appear to be Strategus antaeus, as opposed to Strategus aloeus, based on Phil's key (1), and these would appear to be the possible species in your area, based on Phil's statements of range and Coleoptera of Oklahoma. Also, I think the head of aloeus is rather rugose, and that of antaeus more smooth, matching your photos.

I believe I've got this one correct, but I have no experience with the genus, so I'm crossing my fingers--I just noticed this one placed at the subfamily level, and it is certainly a Strategus.

If you have an overhead shot showing the elytral suture, that would be helpful in pinning it 100 percent.

i remember finding one of these... once upon a time... certainly something in the genus Strategus.

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