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black beetle - Xyloryctes jamaicensis

black beetle - Xyloryctes jamaicensis
Seymour, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA
August 18, 2007
I found this beetle under a haystack that was sitting up against the wall of our house. Im thinking it is a type of rhinoceros beetle, or at least is related to them. a positive id would be appreciated.

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Rhinoceros Beetle
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This is a female--the males have a big horn, and I don't see them late in the season.

 
thanks for the information...
I actually found a male a couple weeks after i found this female. At least i think it was this species. It looked just like this but with the horn.

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