Rhinoceros Beetles are found in woodlands west of the Rocky Mountains. Ash tree roots are a noted food source for larvae. Adults are mostly active at night and may be attracted to lights.
Details of the:
Common name: Rhinoceros Beetle
Scientific Name: Xyloryctes jamaicensis
Size (Adult, Length): 21mm to 33mm (0.83in to 1.30in)
Identifying Colors: black, brown
Additional Descriptors: fat, heavy, large, bumpy, horn, flying
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Arkansas; Arizona; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; British Columbia; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Mexico
* Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.