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Hercules grubs can reach up to four and onehalf inches and adult males can reach upwards of six and threequarter inches. The largest of the Dynastes genus, it is one of moncler uk the largest beetles in existence; only two other beetles (both in their family) have been found that are longer. The length of these beetles is attributed to their horns and the length of their horns is a direct result of the quality and amount of nutrients it received during the larval and pupal stages.

The other major feature of the male is the coloration of its thorax and elytra. These parts of the exoskeleton can be in a range from light green to dark brown with pronounced black spots. Females are almost always a dark brown. When these beetles are first removed from the soil or a tree stump the black spots may not be visible and the beetle could be moncler uk outlet misidentified. The shell will absorb moisture and become almost black. Luckily the beetle will dry quickly and the lighter color and trademark spots will appear.

If a Hercules Beetle does manage to survive the maggots, mites, raccoons, skunks, centipedes and spiders, it could live to a ripe old age of 18 to 20 months. The first 11 to 16 months are spent underground as eggs, instars and pupa, while the final three or four are spent above ground as adults moncler uk online searching for a mate.

The beetles undergo a complete metamorphosis cycle beginning with the egg stage, which lasts about a month, three larval stages that last from six months to a year, the two or threeweek pupal stage in which the larva reorganizes an develops the hard exoskeleton and other adult parts, and the final adult stage that lasts until shortly after reproduction.

Adult beetles do not emerge from the soil until the spring. The females immediately begin releasing pheromones to attract males. After mating, the females burrow into the ground to lay eggs and start the process all over again.




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