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RHINO BEETLE By: Edgar Corral & Gerardo Ontiveros
DYNASTINAE The Rhino beetle is part of the subfamily Dynastinae And is part of the family of scarab beetles which is Scarabaeidae.
ARE THEY HARMLESS/HARMFUL? In spite of their fierce appearance, they are all totally harmless. They cannot bite or sting or hurt you with their horns. The horn of the male is not used for protection but rather for the occasional battle with another male over a food. The victorious male with the feeding site can then often attract a mate. Female Rhino Beetles have no horns. The females are quite plain and less seen.
BENEFICIAL Rhino beetles are usually good pets and are popular for that in Asia. They are clean and harmless so kids keep them as pets most of the time. They are also use for gambling fights since they already naturally fight in order to impress the females by knocking each other off a log. They aren’t really used for any of their body parts or body fluids, but only for either keeping alive or as a part of a bug collection. They are also a bit beneficial because at times they feed on other animal feces.
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