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Rhinoceros Beetle

Xylotrupes gideon (Linnaeus 1767)

Brief Summary

    Xylotrupes gideon: Brief Summary
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    The brown rhinoceros beetle, Xylotrupes gideon is a brilliant species of large scarab beetle belonging to the subfamily Dynastinae.

Comprehensive Description

    Xylotrupes gideon
    provided by wikipedia

    The brown rhinoceros beetle, Xylotrupes gideon is a brilliant species of large scarab beetle belonging to the subfamily Dynastinae.

    Subspecies

    • Xylotrupes gideon borneensis Minck, 1920
    • Xylotrupes gideon gideon (Linnaeus, 1767)
    • Xylotrupes gideon lakorensis Silvestre, 2002
    • Xylotrupes gideon sawuensis Silvestre, 2002
    • Xylotrupes gideon sondaicus Silvestre, 2002

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    Distribution

    This species is widespread in Indonesia: Java (nomotypical form), Borneo (borneensis), Sunda Islands and Moluccas.

    Description

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    Xylotrupes gideon, male and female. Museum specimen

    Xylotrupes gideon can reach a length of 3.5–7 centimetres (1.4–2.8 in).[3] As usual with rhinoceros beetles there is a great difference between the genders. Males are larger than females. They have two chitinous bifurcated horns, a thick thoracic horn and a smaller cephalic horn, which they use to eliminate their rivals during the mating period.[3] These beetles are shiny dark red, dark brown, or black in coloration. The eyes are located on each side of the head. When disturbed these beetles make a hissing noise, produced by rubbing the tip of the abdomen against the edge the elytra.[4]

    The larvae develop in decaying vegetable matter and take usually two years in development, the adult beetles live 2–4 months. A female can lay about 20-30 eggs but it depends on the place where they lived .[5] 2-

    See also

    References

    1. ^ Biolib
    2. ^ Catalogue of life
    3. ^ a b Natural World
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    5. ^ Brisbane Insects