(rhinoceros beetle)
Common Name:
Atlas Beetle
Southeast Asia
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The Atlas Beetle has shiny, oblong wing cases, or elytra, and three impressive horns used to battle rival males for the right to mate. Females lack these horns and are duller in color. Elegant to look at, however they are considered agricultural pests. Their larvae causing damage to the wood of coconut and buri palms.

Belong in the
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Dynastinae
Chalcosoma caucasus