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Photo#666501
Hercules Beetle - Dynastes tityus - male

Hercules Beetle - Dynastes tityus - Male
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
June 28, 2012
Size: 2.1875"
I found this beetle upside down on the front walk. I had never seen one before. What an extraordinary looking insect! It was perfectly intact. I can't imagine how or why it died. Do they have natural enemies?

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Amazing aniimal!!! Just a comment on why it probably died. Once they reach maturity and emerge as a beetle they usually only live for a brief period while they search for a mate. Your guy just reached his end. We have the same here in FL with different large beetles.

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