Unicorn beetle (Dynastes sp.)
Click on image to enlarge. Unicorn Beetle

Scientific name: Dynastes sp.
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)

Facts: The unicorn beetles, or Hercules beetles, are particularly striking insects. Some exceed 2 1/2 inches in length. The male has a conspicuous horn that is about 2 inches long, making this beetle an attractive addition to an insect collection. Unicorn beetles are relatively rare.

Photo credit: Curt Williams

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Last modified:  August 10, 2001 by John A. Jackman