Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Brown Rhinoceros Beetle (female): this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Brown Rhinoceros Beetle is also called the Fighting Beetle, and Thai Rhinoceros Beetle which is a big time star in Thailand as it is used to fight for money. The male is larger than the female and also armed with two chitinous bifurcated horns, a thick thoracic horn and a smaller cephalic horn, which they used to fight against their rivals during the mating period.

The female absent horns, they are not used to fight for bets; but always also a beautiful Beetle.

Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
September 23, 2017
Nikon D500 + AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED
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