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Very large beetle needs an ID

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by Rick McJimsey, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. Rick McJimsey

    Rick McJimsey Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

  2. Endagr8

    Endagr8 Arachnoangel

    Eupatorus spp. (maybe gracilicornis?)


  3. Rick McJimsey

    Rick McJimsey Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    Here's a pic of one of its claws
  4. ArachnoBasement

    ArachnoBasement Arachnopeon

    I agree with Endagr, looks like Eupatorus gracilicornis to me.
  5. nice find man! now my adress is.....haha..now but id love one or two for a insect collection...(i pin them) after there dead of course.
  6. Rick McJimsey

    Rick McJimsey Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    I found this massive creature in my room! :eek:
    It's dead though, a friend of mine gave it to me last year.
  7. Cool!! I deffinatly don't get things like that. Biggest we get are the chafers, long horn beetles and my most memorable for scaring my mom, Jeruselum crickets.
  8. Kaidin

    Kaidin Arachnopeon

    that's male Eupatorus gracilicornis, famous "5 horned beetle" (native to SE Asia - with different subspecies), we have it in Thailand. :)

    yes, it grows pretty large, some specimens up to 90mm. up North near Laos border a cousin of my wife often gets plenty of them from his local hill tribe pupils (he's a teacher there). pretty recently some people have started to breed them quite sucessfully. I think I am gonna try after a while.
  9. BrianWI

    BrianWI Arachnosquire

    How long due they live as beetles/ adults?