Goliathus is a species of beetles belonging to the family Scarabaeidae. The body is broad and flat. Elytra are whitish with a complex pattern of black markings usually in the form of black rings. Pronotum (thoracic shield) usually shows large black longitudinal stripes or a large black area. This usual pattern may differ greatly in the subspecies.
The head bears a black Y-shaped horn in males, used in battles with other males. Legs are long, powerful, black. Despite its large body, these beetles fly well. They have a large and membranous secondary pair of wings. When not in use, these wings are kept completely folded. These beetles feed primarily on tree sap and fruits.
Species: Goliathus albosignatus
Beetle Size: 6cm
Frame: 7” x 9” with Glass
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