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Hercules Beetle - Dynastes hercules

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Hercules Beetle - Dynastes hercules

Scientific Name:
Dynastes hercules
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Dynastes hercules, the Hercules beetle, is the largest and most well-known species of rhinoceros beetle (Dynastinae). It’s native to the rainforests of Central America, South America, and the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean. Reaching up to 6.69 inches in length, it is surpassed by only two other known species of beetle, both in the Cerambycidae family. It is a highly sexually dimorphic species, with females generally being larger-bodied but much shorter because they lack horns. Aptly named after the super-strong mythological Greek hero Heracles (Roman name Hercules), anecdotal reports exist of the beetle being able to carry up to 850 times its own body mass!


Dynastes hercules is a mighty species indeed; grab a specimen of your very own today! Our all-natural, intact specimens (no fake parts here!) are all of first-rate quality, delicately prepared, mounted, and framed with double-glass glazing in our very own fabrication studio in Upstate New York. We model our frames from solid fine ashwood, and they’re available in both a matte-black, and a natural finish. Because of high demand, some of our framed insects may not immediately be in stock, and may take up to an extra week to ship due to production. Please do contact us at (212) 343-1114 ext. 402, or at fabrication@theevolutionstore.com, with any questions regarding availability and/or custom orders.

SKU:                                       AP-FI1040
Dimensions:                      9.500"W x 7.000"H x 2.250"D
Scientific Name:             Dynastes hercules
Origin:                                  Peru
Shipping Restrictions: International wildlife export fees apply

Customers with shipping addresses outside of the US will be charged an additional $168.00 for US Fish & Wildlife Services processing fees. Please allow up to 60 days for your order to be processed. Read our full international wildlife shipping policy here.

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