The Hercules Beetle Is The Strongest Insect In The World

The Hercules Beetle Is The Strongest Insect In The World

The Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules) is the largest of the rhinoceros beetles, and the strongest insect on record. Males use their specialized oversized appendages to fight other males while courting females. When not around other male Hercules beetles, these insects are generally harmless.

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    The Hercules beetle is the largest beetle in Central America. (0:07)

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    The Hercules beetles measures half a foot long and weighs two ounces. (0:23)

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    See two male Hercules beetles battle: (0:41)

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