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2 U.S. Rhinoceros Beetle Species
Immature stages of rhinoceros beetles
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HORNED BEETLES: Nature's Six-Legged Knights in Armor
2 U.S. Rhinoceros Beetle Species

There are 2 species of Dynastes found in the U.S., one in the Southeast and the other in the Southwest.

The Eastern Rhinoceros (or Unicorn) Beetle, Dynastes tityus

Small male Dynastes tityus

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Unicorn Beetle (Dynastes tityus)
Top: Large male collected in Dover, TN Aug 2000
Middle: Small male collected in Nashville, TN Aug 2000
Bottom: Male and female collected in Atlanta, GA Jul 2001

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Grant's Rhinoceros Beetle (Dynastes granti)  male

Collected at lights

Grant's Rhinoceros Beetle (Dynastes granti)
Collected in Arizona Aug 2000
Top: A male
Center: A male (viewed from above)
Bottom: A night's catch of beetles

Immature stages of rhinoceros beetles