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rhinocerus beetle

Scientific Name
Haploscapanes barbarossa
Scientific Author
(Fabricius)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

Adult male body length c. 55-60mm; female body length c. 45-50mm

The two closely related species may be separated as follows:

Haploscapanes australicus: Male head with two large dorsal horns projecting forward, distance between horns greater than half the pronotum width, area between horns rounded; large backwardly pointing frontal horn with inner tooth; Female pronotum mesially with large irregular, wavy grooves, grooves touching each other so that general surface dull.

Haploscapanes barbarossa: Male head with two small dorsal horns projecting forward, distance between horns less than half the pronotum width, area between horns distinctly concave; large backwardly pointing frontal horn without inner tooth; Female pronotum mesially with large irregular, wavy grooves, grooves not touching each other so that general surface is shining.

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
26/06/2007 05:05 AEST
Last Updated
03/07/2007 22:28 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) rhinocerus beetle (Haploscapanes barbarossa) Updated on 7/3/2007 10:28:42 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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