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26 results found with "SCARABAEIDAE"

Scarab

This beetle was given to the Museum by the Trustees of the British Museum in 1912....

Beetle

This female beetle was collected in West Africa and donated to the Museum in 1957....

Beetle

This male beetle was collected in West Africa and donated to the Museum in 1957....

Three-horned rhino beetle

This beetle specimen is a male, and by raising its head can open and close the claw formed by the three horns to battle rivals for an opportunity to mate....

Royal goliath beetle

This is one of the largest beetles in the world. They fly amongst the trees feeding on sap and nectar. Like all flower scarabs, they build a soil cocoon in...

Elephant beetle

The fully grown larvae of this beetle can weigh in excess of 150 grams, making them one of the heaviest insects. Elephant beetles are actually a type of rhinoceros beetle,...

Rose chafer

This beetle is common in some parts of the UK. The larvae feed on decaying leaf mould and are particularly fond of compost heaps. The larvae pupate underground in small...

Flower chafer

This specimen was collected by G. Lewis in 1910 in Sri Lanka. The beautiful blue of this beetle are not produced by pigments, they are generated by the way light...

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