The sheer size of this relative of the Rhinocerous beetle makes for an unforgettable first impression.
Adults are nocturnal, usually seen at night.
Larvae feed on leaf litter dragged into the burrow they hatched in by the female. Later, they eat decaying tree roots.
Common name: Ox Beetle
Scientific Name: Strategus anteus
Adult Size (Length): 31mm to 60mm (1.22in to 2.36in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: black; brown
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Florida; Georgia; South Carolina; North Carolina; Alabama; Mississippi; Texas
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