Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Why did the bug cross the road?

 I was out running errands on Memorial Day. This guy was crossing in front of me and it was so big that I had to stop and check him out. He was about 4 inches long. Bright, shiny; yellow with black spots. I had never seen one this size and thought these only live in Africa. Turns out that when i googled it, it is a type of rhinoceros beetle that is indigenous to the South. Technically it is a Dynastes tityus. Commonly, it is called an Eastern Hercules beetle. I hope you find him as fascinating as I did.

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