LARGE beetle was encountered in suburban Atlanta

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Date Photo Taken: 07/30/2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posted By: TRAN

Notes:

This LARGE beetle was encountered in suburban Atlanta. I was told it was the size of a tennis ball. Any ideas?

COMMENTS

  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Eastern hercules beetle http://bugguide.net/node/view/4461

    July 31st, 2013 at 10:35 am
  2. bullfroghollow Flower Fanatic says:

    That’s awesome!

    July 31st, 2013 at 10:48 am
  3. Gu3mom Apprentice says:

    Dynastes tityus. We’ve found several at our new property, a live female in the house and 3 dead males outside; cause of death unknown and their bodies were intact. Photos available. I’ve never seen anything like it before and was relieved to know they are completely harmless; in fact, they are bred and sold as pets!

    July 31st, 2013 at 10:27 pm

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