Monday, July 23, 2012

Meet the Beetles!

Found this in my living room this morning, very much alive. It was a nice day yesterday, and apparently someone left a window open.

This is a female Eastern Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus).  The males have pretty impressive horns out front. The grubs of these beetles feed on dead cherry trees and black locust, and I have a few dead black locust in the back.  

For the record, this is the largest beetle found in the U.S.

1 comment:

Water Over The Dam said...

A beauty! Thanks for the pic, I've never seen one. I checked, they don't get up to Michigan (yet.) But I do have a supply of dead cherry trees.