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Awesome beetle! - Onthophagus hecate

Awesome beetle! - Onthophagus hecate
Herndon, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
September 16, 2006
Size: about 1/2"
I didn't realize this guy was so cool until I peered through my macro lens at him. Pretty much the coolest beetle I've ever run across on my own, so I was excited. Where are his eyes? Are they up on that overhang? Or down below? Does he have a mite hitchiking on his face? And what is he?? I thought it was a rhinoceros beetle, but I scanned that section here and didn't see anything with this head structure. Anyway, I thought he was pretty fascinating and was glad I stopped to check him out!

Onthophagus hecate ?
I'm pretty sure this is Scooped Scarab (Onthophagus hecate ) but it would be to here someone elses opinion.

 
Thanks! It does
look a lot like the "major male". I'm still curious about where the eyes are, and its hitchhiker?

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