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Dynastes tityus (Eastern hercules beetle)

Synonyms: Dynastes corniger; Dynastes marianus; Dynastes pennsylvanicus; Dynastes tytius

Wikipedia Abstract

Dynastes tityus, the eastern Hercules beetle, is a species of rhinoceros beetle that lives in the Eastern United States. The adult's elytra are green, gray or tan, with black markings, and the whole animal, including the male's horns, may reach 60 mm (2.4 in) in length. The grubs feed on decaying wood from various trees, including the wild cherry and black locust.
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Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Pinus strobus (Eastern white pine)[1]
Pinus virginiana (Virginia pine)[1]
Acer rubrum (red maple)[1]
Acer saccharinum (silver maple)[1]
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)[1]
Quercus alba (White Oak)[1]
Quercus phellos (Willow Oak)[1]

Predators

Corvus brachyrhynchos (American Crow)[1]
Cyanocitta cristata (Blue Jay)[1]
Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum)[1]
Dryocopus pileatus (Pileated Woodpecker)[1]
Procyon lotor (Raccoon)[1]
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)[1]

Providers

Shelter 
Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)[1]
Lindera benzoin (northern spicebush)[1]
Lonicera japonica (Chinese honeysuckle)[1]
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (American ivy)[1]
Pteridium aquilinum (northern bracken fern)[1]
Quercus velutina (Black Oak)[1]
Rubus laciniatus (Cutleaf Evergreen Blackberry)[1]
Salix nigra (black willow)[1]
Symplocarpus foetidus (Skunk Cabbage)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)[1]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[1]
Acer rubrum (red maple)[1]
Acer saccharinum (silver maple)[1]
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)[1]
Quercus alba (White Oak)[1]
Quercus phellos (Willow Oak)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Saint Louis Zoological Park
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen

Distribution

Nearctic (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina, Indiana); Nearctic(Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina, Indiana);

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Schoolmeesters P., Aug-2012, Scarabs: World Scarabaeidae Database in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011