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.
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.