Spotted large rhinoceros female beetle in a thorned agave plant in San Juan del Sur. Used gardener's glove to gently remove arthropod for transfer to O Parks, WildLife, and Recreation. (search Ostional Private WildLife Reserve)
5 inches long, 3 inches wide. ~1.5 inch high.
Imperial County, California, US
San Diego County, California, US
Genus Cyclocephala - Masked Chafers ?
The family Scarabaeidae as currently defined consists of over 30,000 species of beetles worldwide. The species in this large family are often called scarabs or scarab beetles. The classification of this family is fairly unstable, with numerous competing theories, and new proposals appearing quite often. It is probable that many of the subfamilies listed here will not be recognized very much longer, as they will likely be reduced in status below subfamily rank, or elevated to...