Monday, August 06, 2007

Bigass Beetle


I was out on a shoot today and the art director pointed out this ginormous beetle next to the car. I thought it was a stag beetle, but they have mandibles that are arranged horizontally, rather than vertically like this. I looked around the Internet and I think it's an "Eastern Hercules Beetle". The bumps are just water droplets from the rain.

5 comments:

kenju said...

Bumps or no bumps, he's NASTY!

I am going to be up there next weekend. The Stonewall decade reunion at the Civic Center.

crystal said...

That's SO COOL! My boys would have loved to have spotted that guy! Great shot!

Rick Lee said...

My entomology correspondent, Peggy Powell (Ph.D.) writes: "Yes, you're correct. It's a male Dynastes tityus, the Eastern Hercules
beetle (the female doesn't have a horn)."

Trish said...

Yikes!

windblownbutterfly said...

I feel my skin crawling just looking at that.... eewwww.