Indentification – Pest Fact Sheet – Beetles Pest Fact Sheets for Beetles The Pest Fact Sheets are an easy to read, single page handout for the most common museum pests as determined by a survey of museum professionals.
Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle – Behavior and Biology Brochure: Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle – DIY Pesticide Wand Extender Brochure: Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle – Life Cycle Poster (28″x20″) Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle – Overview Card: Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle – Trapping: Guam Cucurbit Guide My dream, when moving to Japan, was to keep a Japanese rhinoceros beetle, known here as “kabutomushi” (which means, “helmet bug”).Unfortunately, I couldn’t find many resources in English on how to take care of rhino beetles, so, for at least my own benefit, here’s some information about rhinoceros beetle care that I’ve gleaned from Japanese websites.
Food sources for rhinoceros beetle larvae include rotting wood, leaves and the contents of decomposing soil. As the material passes through the larvae, it speeds up the natural process of recycling in the rain forest. As these beetles feed on dead and dying trees, they leave healthy vegetation to flourish. Photo 11. Trapping coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros. Breeding sites are heaps of old fronds or other organic matter; they are covered by a gill net, and the beetles get caught in the mesh when entering or leaving the heaps. Rhinoceros Beetles Fact Sheet Male Common Rhinoceros Beetles in combat. Image: Steve Wilson. Introduction to Scarab Beetles There are more species of beetles in the world than any other group of insects and they come in all sizes, colours and shapes. Among the largest are the rhinoceros beetles, so named because the males generally have prominent The Sun Beetle, or Pachnoda marginata peregrina, is the most common pet beetle there is.This is mainly because their developmental time is short, rearing is easy and the adults have a nice bright yellow color.
Rhinoceros beetles are herbivorous insects named for the horn-like projections on and around the males' heads. Most are black, gray, or greenish in color, and some are covered in soft hairs. Another name given to some of these insects is the Hercules beetle, because they possess a strength of Herculean proportion. Oryctes rhinoceros is a severe and known biosecurity threat with a history of invasive spread. Damage is caused when young adults bore into the crowns of host plants, burrowing as deep as 50 cm into the host tissue (Molet, 2013). This often results in destruction of unopened leaves and damage of the leaf midrib (Molet, 2013).