I hate asking for ID from a bad pic but....

Malkavian

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A friend of mine in Pennsylvania was curious about this critter she rescued from drowning in a 10 gallon fishtank sat outside. I realise these are craptastic shots and I've asked for better but at the moment this is all i have. According to her the little guy is about 1cm length.


http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y14/KawaiiNekoChan/PDR_0002.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y14/KawaiiNekoChan/PDR_0003.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y14/KawaiiNekoChan/pdr_0005.jpg


I realize there's little hope for a positive ID from that, but any suggestions would be welcome, as I'm not that familiar with beetle species.
 

Arachno_Shack

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Looks like a Male Rhinocerous beetle...Sorry, don't know the latin:) They are really cool little beetles. The ones in Pa do't get huge, but they are neat!
 

Widowman10

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yeah, the first kinda looks like a rhino of some species, but like you mentioned, the pics aren't good quality, so it's hard to tell.

try googling it, you'll probably find it pretty fast.
 

Malkavian

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I thought Rhino myself but all the hits I was getting kept referring to Aussie species, didn't know if we actually get the "real" kind up here
 

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I thought Rhino myself but all the hits I was getting kept referring to Aussie species, didn't know if we actually get the "real" kind up here
aussie species???:confused: try in the genus Dynastes. can't tell from the pic, but that's what the american rhinos (some) are in.
 
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Arachno_Shack

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Dynastes...That's it! Like I said earlier, they don't get "huge" here in Pa, but nonetheless it's a Rhino...
 

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lol, it is something that eats crap, dung beetle...
just look at the antennae
not all beetles with horns are Dynastes...
 
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