Rhinoceros Beetle (Phyllognathus excavatus)

The male of this species has a horn like that of a ‘rhino’. These beetles can grow to approximately 3cm or a bit more.  I tried to diffuse the light as much as possible to be able to avoid the reflection on this beetle’s surface.

The only downside is that I didn’t find this beetle in its natural habitat and alive, would have definitely made a more interesting shot.  But for now..here it is.

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  1. mike585 June 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    Nice image! I agree that it would be better to see the beetle alive and in its natural environment. However, it is also better to see it dead than not at all. 🙂

  2. Miguel September 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    Try Cospicua , its full of these beetles at night :). Nice shot

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