|Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)|
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Harrisburg, North Carolina
San Antonio, Texas
Charleston, West Virginia
|Positive ||melody ||On Jul 31, 2006, melody from Benton, KY
(Zone 7a) wrote:
This is the largest North American Beetle. It has a body length of between 2" and 3".
The female has a smooth head, while the male has horns.
Found in light wooded areas and gardens, it is a harmless, interesting insect.
|Positive ||bbrogan1 ||On Sep 10, 2007, bbrogan1 from Amma, WV
(Zone 6a) wrote:
This is one of the most beautiful beetles I have ever seen as well as the largest. Here in West Virginia, co-workers found one in an old decaying woodpile and it was much bigger than the 3" referenced by another reader.
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