Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle

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Other common names: Japanese horned beetle; kabutomushi

Scientific name: Allomyrina dichotoma

The basics:
The Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle is a species of Dynastinae beetle which is native to Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan. It is a popular pet in these countries.

The Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle ranges in size from about 40mm to 80mm (2 - 3 inches) in length. Males have a horn on the head as well as a horn which points forward from the center of the thorax. It lives for 2 - 3 years.

70 to 75%, 4 to 6 inches of the substrate soil.


bragging rights, fascinating creature, reasonable price, unique pet, short horn


uninvited insects


humid environment, transparent plastic box

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