Definition of Hercules beetle in English:

Hercules beetle

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noun

  • A very large tropical American rhinoceros beetle, the male of which has two long curved horns extending from the head and one from the thorax.
    • Dynastes hercules, family Scarabaeidae
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    • In size they range from 0.25 to 0.3 mm to over 150 cm for the giant Goliath and Hercules beetles, which in size are the largest living species of insects.
    • The largest beetle in the Americas is the Hercules beetle, which can be 4 to 6 inches in length.
    • The Coleoptera also includes some of the largest insects, like the living Hercules beetle, Dynastes hercules.

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