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-Eastern Rhinoceros Beetle-

Dynastes tityus


-One of the largest North American rhinos. This species has a wide range throuought the Eastern U.S. Found as far west as Eastern Texas and from Florida to New York. The larvae feed on rotting hardwood, and fermented flake soil works well for captive care. The adults will accept ripe/overripe fruit, commercial beetle jellies, and pure maple syrup. The larvae typically develop slowly, sometimes taking two years or more to reach pupation, The resulting imago are fairly short lived and average 3-4 months. 


-These beetles are found mostly in deciduous woodland and alpine forests. The adults sometimes wander into urban areas when distracted and confused by bright lights. The females seek out rotting hardwoods to deposit ova in. 


-Males are typically larger than females and display pronounced cephalic and thoracic horn structures. 2-2.5" is fairly average for these chunky Coleoptera. 

Eastern Rhinoceros Beetle

  • All sizes are approximations, as these are living creatures some variables will occur. Beetles may be listed as larvae development stages, this is reflected as L1/L2/L3 indicating which development stage is currently exhibited. If listed as adults, size is approximate average for adults. 

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    In the event of a DOA I request photographic documentation of such, and notification within an hour of receiving the package. A refund of the animals purchase price will be issued or a replacement specimen scheduled for shipping. No refund of shipping costs is available. 

    Orders will be shipped in insulated shipping containers and when appropriate, will be shipped with either heating or cooling packs. 

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