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TAXIDERMY - Xylotrupes sumatrensis, One Horned Rhinoceros Beetle in a Black Frame

TAXIDERMY - Xylotrupes sumatrensis, One Horned Rhinoceros Beetle in a Black Frame

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Species Name: Xylotrupes sumatrensis

Common Name:1 horned rhinoceros beetles

Origin: Southeast Asia

Size: 5" x 7" Black Shadowbox Frame

Made in Australia

They use their long horns to battle other males over females or food sites. Armored with a powerful exoskeleton and the ability to fly despite their massive size, make them tenacious survivors. They are active mostly at night to avoid some of the few predators capable to prey on them. There are so many interesting things about the rhinoceros beetles, some rhino beetles, are capable to lift it's own weight by 850 times. Because of that strength, when 2 males wrestle with each other, one will occasionally catapult the other into oblivion. The front exoskeleton is so hard, I once tried to pierce it with a needle without success. Another interesting fact is when disturbed, rhinoceros beetles can produce loud hissing squeaks. These aren’t actually vocal noises—instead, they’re produced when the beetle rubs its abdomen and wing covers together.

Found in Asia (China, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam), they love to munch on rotten wood, nectar, old fruit, and veggies,

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