Attack of the Atlas Beetle

After a heavy rain the other night, we heard a banging against our balcony door. This is who we found a’rappin.

This beast is an Atlas beetle, which can grow up to 14 centimeters. The crazy rhinoceros horns are used by males to battle each other for a female mate. The pictures sucks because we are both pussies and didn’t want to take the off chance that it would fly in our faces, eat us, and nest in our bodies like insect aliens. So my husband pushed me out the door, I snapped quickly and he pulled me back in. Hey, giant beetles and cockroaches are scary. And supposedly, this thing can carry up to 4 kg.

(Moore Sculpture)

Much prettier, and more importantly, more dead.


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