Today I want to write about a really large beetle, the Hercules beetle.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These huge beetles grow up to 17 cm long, which includes their long horns. They are one of the largest beetles in the world.
- Only the males have horns, although the females have larger bodies.
- The horn of the Hercules beetle is used by males to fight with each other.
- The larvae stays in that stage for 1-2 years, boring through rooting wood and growing up to 11 cm long.
- Hercules beetles are found in the jungles of central and South America.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about Hercules beetles?