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Hercules Beetle - Dynastes grantii - male

Hercules Beetle - Dynastes grantii - Male
High Rolls , Otero County, New Mexico, USA
September 2, 2011
I had been looking to find one of these for a long time. A friend of mine who lives in High Rolls caught it for me and brought it down the mountain. Can someone tell me why he/she was walking on it's "knees"? I took a ton of pictures including the "underbelly" so let me know if you need more shots to help with species. Thanks so much!

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Thank you and duh
Now I feel really dumb. I just went through this species and noticed that this was obviously a male since the females do not have the horns. I had no idea that the females would look so incredibly different much like the difference between bulls and dairy cows. Dang, I feel like a real goober now, I have been living in NM too long, it's effecting my brain!

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