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The EUROPEAN RHINOCEROS BEETLE ( Oryctes nasicornis) is a large flying beetle belonging to the subfamily Dynastinae
Dynastinae
. Female

CONTENTS

* 1 Subspecies * 2 Description * 3 Distribution * 4 Habitat * 5 Life cycle * 6 References * 7 Notes * 8 External links * 9 See also

SUBSPECIES

* Oryctes nasicornis afghanistanicus Endrödi, 1938 * Oryctes nasicornis chersonensis Minck, 1915 * Oryctes nasicornis corniculatus Villa & Villa, 1833 * Oryctes nasicornis edithae Endrödi, 1938 * Oryctes nasicornis grypus (Illiger, 1803) * Oryctes nasicornis hindenburgi Minck, 1915 * Oryctes nasicornis holdhausi Minck, 1914 * Oryctes nasicornis illigeri Minck, 1915 * Oryctes nasicornis kuntzeni Minck, 1914 * Oryctes nasicornis latipennis Motschulsky, 1845 * Oryctes nasicornis mariei (Bourgin, 1949) * Oryctes nasicornis nasicornis (Linnaeus, 1758) * Oryctes nasicornis ondrejanus Minck, 1916 * Oryctes nasicornis polonicus Minck, 1916 * Oryctes nasicornis przevalskii Semenow & Medvedev, 1932 * Oryctes nasicornis punctipennis Motschulsky, 1860 * Oryctes nasicornis shiraticus Endrödi when the egg hatches, the wasp larva will feed on the beetle larva.

The adult beetle emerges at the end of March, April or May, and lives several months until autumn. It occurs mainly during the months of June and July and it is very active, flying at dusk and by night, attracted by the lights. These beetles do not feed, consuming during the few weeks of adult life reserves accumulated during the larval stages.

Life cycle. From «Fauna Germanica: Die Käfer des deutschen Reiches» Egg

Pupa Adult

REFERENCES

* R.-P. Dechambre & G. Lachaume (2001). The genus Oryctes (Dynastidae). The Beetles of the World . 27. Hillside Books, Canterbury .

NOTES

* ^ Marek Bunalski. Die Blatthomkäfer Mitteleuropas Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea. Bratislava,

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