Sunday, June 27, 2010

What the heck?????


Can't find this one in my BC Bug book, or online....
Found in the compost....
And WHAT are the thingy's on it's legs...babies? mites?
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7 comments:

MommaofMany said...
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MommaofMany said...

He reminds me of a Hercules Beetle, but he doesn't have the upper horn. Maybe a Rhinoceros Beetle. Hmmmmm... Have you tried scrolling the hundreds of beetle pictures at www.whatsthatbug.com?


OH! I might have found it on BugGuide.com

http://bugguide.net/node/view/68087

I think it's a Rhinoceros Beetle.

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2007/08/11/rhinoceros-beetle/

mamak said...

What an awesome looking guy!

MamaLou said...

So I happen to know the provincial berry bug scientist so I sent her a photo for ID.....And she is intrigued and wants me to send her the beetle. I will have an ID from her... It definately looks like some sort of rhinocerous beetle....cool websites Momma....

Theresa said...

Hey there! My husband is a plant scientist and knows a bit about entomology and has lots of entomologist pals. Anyway, I showed him this and he has some people on it. He also recommended contacting:

Forward the name below to the individual with the Rhino Beetle.

Michael Raupp at Bug of the Week. He is with the University of Maryland.

MamaLou said...

Will do....and I now have named it the "protoceratops beetle" I sent it to the BC Entomologist (we have a history....see my farm story) She asked me to send it after seeing the photo, so I did in a yoghurt container with some nice composting stuff or it to eat. Got a rather rude email from her saying that all she could see was rotting fruit when she opened the container and that she hasn't had time to look for it. (And that I should have preserved it in alcohol......) I wish I didn't send it now. Still waiting for ID.....

MommaofMany said...

She should have said that, then! Regular people don't like to employ kill jars and preservation methods. She should have known that.