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Nature Protection: Sitno National Nature Reserve – Oryctes nasicornis Issue number
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The European Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes nasicornis) is one of two species of the subfamily Dynastinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), which lives mainly throughout the tropics, living in Slovakia. Its bizarre proportions imply a special status among our beetles. It grows up to a length of 50 mm and is very dumpy.  The male long hornlike curved protrusion makes this beetle unmistakable in comparison with other beetles. The male pronotum is markedly curved to the front in its back section. The body is walnut-brown and glazed on the surface; the underside of the body is covered with long and thick marked reddish-brown hair. The...

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