Oryctes

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This article is about the genus of beetles. For the genus of plants, see Oryctes (plant).
Oryctes
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Scarabaeiformia
Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Dynastinae
Genus: Oryctes Illiger, 1798

Oryctes is the most economically important genus of rhinoceros beetles in the subfamily Dynastinae (family: Scarabaeidae), since it includes a notorious insect pest of palms.

Currently, 42 species are in the genus,[1] including:

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