The five-horned rhinoceros beetle (Eupatorus gracilicorni) is a beetle that has four large horns on the prothorax and one extra-long cephalic horn. Rhinoceros beetles, the Dynastinae, are a subfamily of the scarab beetle family (Scarabaeidae).
Its coloring is shiny jet-black, while the elytra or fore wings are colored yellow or gold. The body is covered by a thick exoskeleton and a pair of thick wings lay atop another set of membranous wings underneath, allowing the beetle to fly, although not very efficiently, owing to its large size. As a larva, its diet is rotten wood. Its adult diet consists of nectar, plant sap and fruit.
Eupatorus gracilicornis has a body length of length is 5080mm.
Species: Eupatorus gracilicorni
Frame: 7” x 9” with Glass
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