Giant Acacia Click Beetle
Staphalynid (Rove) beetle (not identified to species level)
It has six legs, a hard shell, and two antennae.
Santa Barbara County, California, US
Mendocino County, California, US
Escarabajo Megasoma elephas utilizado por un niño lacandon como juguete volador al amarrar un hilo en una pata
The Coleoptera /koʊliːˈɒptərə/ order of insects is commonly called beetles. The word "coleoptera" is from the Greek κολεός, koleos, meaning "sheath"; and πτερόν, pteron, meaning "wing", thus "sheathed wing", because most beetles have two pairs of wings, the front pair, the "elytra", being hardened and thickened into a sheath-like, or shell-like, protection for the rear pair, and for the rear part of the beetle's body. The superficial consistency of most beetles' morphology, in particular their possession...