Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Huge insect (Oryctes nasicornis)

When I saw this beetle walking on the ground, I startled, because it is absolutely the largest insect I have ever seen in Finland. I caught it in a plastic container, to keep it until I got it photographed. I measured the insect, and it was 50 mm long.

To identify this creature, I used Google and image search, and quickly found out that the insect was Oryctes nasicornis, The European rhinoceros beetle.

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