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Texas Elephant Scarab - Megasoma vogti - male

Texas Elephant Scarab - Megasoma vogti - Male
Hebbronville, Jim Hogg County, Texas, USA
October 15, 2004
Factsheet & Map - Texas Entomology

Trouble identifying
Yesterday I caught a large megasoma, and I have had trouble identifying the exact species. It looks very similar to the one above, and is obviously male due tot he horns. What throws me off is that the "nose horn" is not forked; it looks like a single spear. It looks kind of like a mix between this and an actaeon beetle (south america), it has the shorter two "head" horns like this vogti, yet I have found pictures of actaeons with the single-prod nose.
-Any experts out there?

Only three Megasoma spp. n. of Mex.

vogti only sp. in Texas
See range map

I've finally got a pair of the AZ relative, but in trade, I still haven't seen them in the field.

Lucky you!
I've tried acquiring this species for 4 years and yet I haven't found anyone selling them. Were you able to breed this species?

Hey Maragarethe, who did you
Hey Maragarethe, who did you get you M. vogti from?

you speed reader! From you!

You caught me red handed, I speed read, I'm starting to think I should quite it. It gets me into some trouble. lol.

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