Thursday, June 17, 2010

Unicorn Beetle

Unicorn Beetle

Unicorn Beetle

I found this Beetle at work the other day, I had to catch him and bring him home so I could take his picture, "of course". I research on him, because I had never seen one before.
He's a Unicorn Beetle or Hercules Beetle. He can exceed 2 1/2 inches in length. The male has a horn that is about 2 inches long, mine must have been a female because the horn was only about 1/2 inch long. Also the Unicorn beetles are relatively rare.
Which is the strangest part, since I found him in the bank parking lot and boy was I glad that he didn't die while I was keeping him in the tub in my office all day.
After taking his picture I set he free at the back of my property. He should he happy back their.

Ya'll have a great weekend,


Dory said...

The things we do for a photo :o)

Lena said...

I know!!!!

Dirt Lover said...

Amazing what we see when we are thinking of taking pictures, huh? Nice shot. I'm glad you went to a little trouble to get it.


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