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Hercules Beetle ? - Dynastes tityus - female

Hercules Beetle ? - Dynastes tityus - Female
Gatlinburg, Sever County Smokey Mountains County, Tennessee, USA
July 12, 2009
Size: 2 in.
This little girl
was the welcoming committee at our rental house in the mountains overlooking Gatlinburg. My son studied herfor a few minutes, took some images and then relocated her on the foliage and forest off the back patio. He was the biggest and greenest beetle we had ever seen and alive at that!

Moved from ID Request.

she's a beaute
I think you're right about the ID, except for one thing. It's a girl :)

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female, Eastern Hercules Beetle

male, Eastern Hercules Beetle

Hercules BEETLE
a ha, no protrusion on her head. Much prettier, Thanks!

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