RHINOCEROS BEETLE FACTS
The Rhinoceros Beetle is a large black shiny beetle. The males have two prominent horns on the front end giving them the common name. The horns are used by males in mating tests of strength with other males. Females do not have horns and are a more typical scarab beetle shape. Rhinoceros Beetles often make a hissing or squeaking sound when harassed or picked up.
length to 60mm
Adult beetles feed on nectar, plant sap and fruit.
The larvae are large fat c-shaped grubs often found under leaf litter and in garden compost heaps where they feed on rotting organic matter.
The Rhinoceros Beetle is found in south-east Asia and in Australia is found in coastal areas of Queensland.
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