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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Hercules beetle: a beetle which can lift 850 times more than its weight

Hercules beetle is one of the largest beetle, can also be said as the strongest animal as it can lift 850 times more than its body weight. The female beetles are generally much shorter but much larger than the male beetles as they lack horns entirely.They are found in North America. They can reach 17 cm (6.75 inches). It is possible for a female beetle to be considered longer, measured from eyes to abdomen, than a male, yet to be considered 'smaller' simply due to the absence of horns. They are strict vegetarians and are quiet, calm and gentle. They can fight to the death with other males over a female. The harval stage of Hercules beetle will last from one to two years with the larva growing up to 4.5 inches (11 inches) in length and weighing up to 120 grams. After the larval period, transformation into pupa and molting the beetle then emerges as an adult.  


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