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Photo#24162
Rhino Beetle - Strategus sp. ? - Strategus antaeus

Rhino Beetle - Strategus sp. ? - Strategus antaeus
Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, USA
July 11, 2005
Size: 31 mm
This beetle did not look like any of the others posted here. It perhaps is immature. The abdomen was much more rounded than others in this genus. Any help with ID would be appreciated.

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Rhino Beetle - Strategus sp. ? - Strategus antaeus Rhino Beetle - Strategus sp. ? - Strategus antaeus

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they are always common in Flo
they are always common in Florida
... because this is a female S.antaeus

S. splendens
These must be common in Florida this year. Adult beetles don't mature per se (complete metamorphosis) - what you see is how they stay. Same as butterflies, but unlike many 'bugs' which do actually grow and change - beetles (and butterflies) do all their growing, and most of their feeding as larva.

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