Dynastes

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Dynastes
Dynastes.granti.mounted.jpg
Dynastes granti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Dynastinae
Genus: Dynastes
Kirby, 1825
Synonyms

Satanix

Dynastes is a genus of large beetles, mostly from Central America and South America, the males of which bear two long horns forming a plier. There are eight species in the genus:

Lateral view of Dynastinae head and prothorax showing the pliers or pincers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maya white beetle, Open Cage