The Life of a Hercules Beetle in Pictures (55 pics)

Posted in ANIMALS       20 Mar 2012       13637       11 GALLERY VIEW



A family made an interesting project of growing a giant Hercules beetle at home. Here are the photos which cover the full lifespan of the amazing insect.

 

Hercules beetle is one of the largest beetles known. As a larva it feeds on rotten wood and adult insects eat decaying fruits. The larval period of the Hercules beetle lasts one to two years with larva growing up to 110 mm (4.5 in) in length and weighing up to 120 grams.


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GOODSTUFF4U 10 year s ago
OUTSTANDING
       
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gigantes 10 year s ago
awesome project. would have been interesting to see the pupal stage too.

"The Hercules beetle is said to be the strongest creature on earth for its size, able to carry 850 times its own body weight." -WP
       
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Tarzan 10 year s ago
Where is the part when they eat it..
       
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robin yates 10 year s ago
if only every child had parents like this pair. The world would be a better place
       
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Peanut 10 year s ago
Great post!
       
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Neko 10 year s ago
Great kids - spectacular creature!
       
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Nezumi 10 year s ago
WWBGD What would Bear Grylls do.
       
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Florentina 10 year s ago
He would not bury it that's for sure.
       
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orendadude 10 year s ago
Excellent!!
       
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wgrnc 10 year s ago
So, they just had grown a beetle and buried it. Cool, although it might have been better to wait until it dies before doing so.
       
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Khysiek 10 year s ago
I wonder how long he lived in adult state.
       
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