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Dynastes granti (page 2)

Some photos of a large male D. granti measuring 70 mm in length.  75 mm is about the maximum size known for males of this species.  This easily makes D. granti the longest beetle found in the USA.

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Another view of the same male D. granti shown in the last photo of the previous page.  The thorax has now reached its final, pale grey color.  This individual is captive raised, and measures 2.75 inches (70 mm) in length.

Photo courtesy of J. Lai.

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Dynastes granti (male) - Image  J. Lai

 
Dynastes granti (male) - Image  C. Campbell
Dynastes granti (male) - Image  C. Campbell

 
Dynastes granti (pair) - Image  C. Campbell
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A pair of D. granti collected near Tucson, Arizona.  D. granti can be easily maintained in captivity if given a proper substrate in which to deposit their eggs, and the larvae will grow well on a compost of decayed deciduous hardwood and leaves.  Also, as with most other rhinoceros beetle larvae, it is helpful to occasionally give them some high protein food to assist with growth.
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