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
More example sentences
- 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.
More definitions of Hercules beetleDefinition of Hercules beetle in:
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