Photo by Melody
PlantFiles is getting a new look! Just in time for spring, we're rolling out a new look for the best online plants database. It will also work with your smart phones and mobile devices, so now you can take it with you on garden center visits or botanical garden tours. Questions or comments? Please post them here.

Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus)

bookmark
Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Scarabaeidae
Genus: Dynastes
Species: tityus

Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Vincent, Alabama
Benton, Kentucky
Ewing, Kentucky
Cole Camp, Missouri
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Harrisburg, North Carolina
Middleton, Tennessee
San Antonio, Texas
Leesburg, Virginia
Penhook, Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia

By melody
Thumbnail #1 of Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus) by melody

By Caroline62

Thumbnail #2 of Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus) by Caroline62

By Caroline62

Thumbnail #3 of Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus) by Caroline62

By rvnsbrk

Thumbnail #4 of Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus) by rvnsbrk

By rvnsbrk

Thumbnail #5 of Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus) by rvnsbrk

By rvnsbrk

Thumbnail #6 of Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus) by rvnsbrk

By rvnsbrk

Thumbnail #7 of Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus) by rvnsbrk

There are a total of 12 photos.
Click here to view them all!

Member Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
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.


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America