It is the largest rhinoceros beetle in the world, and can reach 18cm in length, while the female, considerably smaller, measures less than half. The horns are present only in males, and are used to fight each other. The Ercole beetle is able to move considerable weights, up to 100 times its own weight.

origin: Central South America
environment: Forest
sleep-wake: Nocturnal
average lifespan: Up to 2 years
dimensions: 18 cm

Fruit (adult)

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