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Male ox beetle - Strategus aloeus - male

Male ox beetle - Strategus aloeus - Male
Top parking lot, Madera Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 26, 2013
Joyce and John discovered this small male at one of Robyn's lights, back in the woods by the creek. Would this be considered a minor male? Joyce, if your images turned out better than this, please post them and we'll frass these.
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Male ox beetle - Strategus aloeus - male Male ox beetle - Strategus aloeus - male

Moved
I would call this a major male; horns may not be the largest out there, but this clearly leans more towards 'major' than 'minor'. Minor males have rather small to nearly no horns, and may resemble females. Neither sex of S. cessus has horns like this.

Moved from Scarab Beetles.

 
P.S.
I see no reason to Frass these images, even if others are posted :)

 
OK, thanks
We have another one to post that we imaged later in the trip and he was bigger, that's why we asked about major/minor. Would this indicate that the females we were seeing were aloeus also?

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