Female Hercules Beetle, west KY, USA
I found my dog barking at this one evening in July at the base of a tree. It was the largest beetle I've ever seen!
Same beetle found in Chapel Hill, NC
This guy was 3 inches long! Wish I had had a ruler handy to give an idea of size.
Side View Hercules Beetle
Zone 7a in Virginia -- August 2009
Zone 7a in Virginia -- These are common visitors in Summer.
Female Eastern Hercule Beetle
Eastern Hercules Beetle
This Hercules Beetle was found in Cole Camp Missouri and is unusual here.
This adult male Hercules beetle was found in south Tyler, Texas in the summer of 2012. I moved it from the hot parking lot it was stuck in to a more shaded wooded area a couple of blocks away.
The female Hercules Beetle is huge and an olive green in color. The largest North American Beetle.
Scissors were included to give an idea of how large this beetle is. When I found the beetle it was upside down trying to turn itself over.