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Goliathus goliatus

Size: 50 - 110 mm

Range:
Has a wide distribution ranging from western to eastern equatorial Africa.
range of G. goliatus
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Characteristics:
One of the largest species of the genus, sometimes reaching over 100 mm in length.  Elytral markings vary greatly, and a number of different varieties have been named.

Comments:
The first Goliathus species to be described. View an early natural history illustration of G. goliatus.

Varieties:
goliatus, apicalis, conspersus, undulus, albatus, quadrimaculatus

Countries of origin:
Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Congos, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.

Goliathus goliatus pair
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Goliathus goliatus (pair) - Image  Petr Curik
Goliathus goliatus (pair) - Image  Matthias Frei

Examples of Goliathus regius.

Photos courtesy of Petr Curik (left) and Matthias Frei (right).

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