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Rhinoceros beetle (Xylotrupes gideon)

Rhinoceros beetle (Xylotrupes gideon) is an animal species in the Scarabaeidae, arboreal insect, has wings but does not fly, sexual dimorphism, overall black with dark brown reflections, head has large horns of various shapes and has five sub-species.

X. gideon has a shiny black color with dark brown reflections, the first segment is the head and the second segment is the abdomen, the surface is flat, the margins have bands and sexual dimorphism.

Dlium Brown rhinoceros beetle (Xylotrupes gideon)


Males have two horns. The lower horn is elongated, the tip has a fork up, a tooth at the top and a tooth at the bottom. The upper horn is larger and longer, the tip has a downward fork. Females do not have horns.

Strong legs, spines and blackish brown in color. Rhinoceros beetle has a wide variety of horns, spends most of its time on medium-sized trees, especially mimosas, and forms colonies.




Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Scarabaeiformia
Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Dynastinae
Tribe: Dynastini
Genus: Xylotrupes
Species: Xylotrupes gideon
Subspecies: Xylotrupes gideon borneensis, Xylotrupes gideon gideon, Xylotrupes gideon lakorensis, Xylotrupes gideon sawuensis, Xylotrupes gideon sondaicus

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