Hercules beetle

noun

Definition of Hercules beetle

1 : a very large beetle (Dynastes hercules) native to tropical America of which the male being probably the largest existing insect attains a length of over five inches and bears a long forwardly projecting horn on the thorax and another on the head

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“Hercules beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hercules%20beetle. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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