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Coconut rhinoceros beetle

Scientific Name
Oryctes rhinoceros
Scientific Author
Linnaeus 1758
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae)

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Diagnostic Images

Ventral view female
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East Timor, Hera, 29 Mar 2001, Glenn Bellis
Source
Peter Lillywhite Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Adults 30-57mm long and 14-21 mm in width; colour black or reddish black; both sexes possess a characteristic cephalic horn which is larger in males; pygidium is densely clothed with reddish brown hairs on the ventral surface in the female.

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http://www.issg.org/database/species/ecology.asp?si=173&fr=1&sts

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
09/11/2005 07:05 AEST
Last Updated
25/11/2011 10:47 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2005) Coconut rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) Updated on 11/25/2011 10:47:57 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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