Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Eastern Hercules Beetle


I stopped to get ice at one of those automated self-serve ice stations in a rural area and this Hercules Beetle was dead beneath the overhead light.
That is one BIG beetle.
Minimalist post today, gotta be somewhere!

11 comments:

Sayre said...

I always think those things are so cool!

Anonymous said...

Hi FC,

That is one big bug! Speaking of big, how is Bear?

Patti

robin andrea said...

That is a very big beetle. Interesting looking critter too!

Thomas R. said...

In all my years in Florida, I've only seen two of those. They seem like something that should have gone out with the dinosaurs. They are amazingly strong. It's next to impossible to confine one in your hand. Their sharp little feet pull them right out. Great photo!

who wouda thunk it?? said...

is that the same critter we used to cal a Rhinocerous beetle as kids????

Caroline said...

That is one bodacious beetle!

Thunder Dave said...

Congratulations, you found something I haven't eaten yet and don't think I want to!

lisa said...

Now I know why I don't live in the south, your bugs are way to big for me ;)

Floridacracker said...

Hey y'all,
Yes, this is in that rhino beetle group. Shame he was dead, I suppose he might have been swatted by some freaked out ice customer at the ice station where I found him.

And Patio, Bear is excellent and really should get a post here soon, doncha think?

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

Almost as bad as my giant, dive-bombing dragon fly. Heebie...Jeebies...

Anonymous said...

believe it or not i took a photo of one of these at a gas station this morning,get this it was in middletown delaware.it was so big i made the attendant come see it.on