Rhino Beetle? - Phanaeus triangularis
Bullitt County, Kentucky, USA
July 20, 2020
This beetle was stuck in a ball of spiderweb on out garage floor - just barely able to move. I picked it up and started pulling stuff off very carefully to reveal the beetle under it all. Wasn't until I cleaned it up some more and started taking its picture that I noticed how "neat" it was. Grandson wanted to keep it as a pet but we didn't think it would do well in captivity. Didn't know what they eat. Which Rhino? couldn't seem to find close match for color or shield and horn characteristics. In the right light it was a beautiful purple color.
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