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Rhinoceros beetle

British pronunciation/ɹaɪnˈɒsəɹəs bˈiːtəl/
American pronunciation/ɹaɪnˈɑːsɚɹəs bˈiːɾəl/
Rhinoceros beetle

a large insect with horn-like protrusions on the head of males, known for its robust size and distinctive appearance

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rhinoceros beetle definition and meaning

What is a "rhinoceros beetle"?

A rhinoceros beetle is a large and robust insect belonging to the family Scarabaeidae, known for its distinctive horn-like protrusions on the head of males, resembling the horns of a rhinoceros. With its strong mandibles and impressive size, the rhinoceros beetle is capable of causing damage to trees and vegetation, and it is often recognized for its striking appearance and unique mating behaviors.

1That would be the Hercules beetle, a species of rhinoceros beetle native to the rainforests of Central America, South America, and the Lesser Antilles.
2I was, ah, I wasn't particularly comfortable with the rhinoceros beetles
3So there's rhinoceros beetles, there's dung beetles, there's flies, there's crabs, there's shrimp with huge claws.
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