ⓘ Megasoma anubis

                                     

ⓘ Megasoma anubis

Megasoma anubis can reach a length of about 90 millimetres 3.5 in including horn. These large and heavy beetles are black but they have a soft, velvety surface, as they are densely covered with a yellowish-grey dust. Males are much larger than females and have a medium length and curved horn on the head. On pronotum there is a short median horn. Females lack horns. The legs are relatively long with sharp claws.

These beetles are considered pests. The larvae live and develop within 1-2 years. They feed on the inflorescence of the Chinese fan palm Livistona Chinese. Adults mainly feed on rotting fruits and can be found from January to April.