Japanese rhinoceros beetle

Trypoxylus dichotomus

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The Japanese rhinoceros beetle, Japanese horned beetle, or kabutomushi (カブトムシ?), Allomyrina dichotoma, is a species of rhinoceros beetle found in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. It is sold as a pet in department stores in many countries of Asia where it is also frequently depicted in popular media as a common cartoon character for various uses, for example much as gorillas, lions, or T. rex are seen in advertisements and product labels in the United States.

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  1. (c) Kim, Hyun-tae, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/2820427
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trypoxylus_dichotomus

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