Hello friends, I want to show you the pictures of a beetle that I found in my garden, when I saw it I was scared, because it was very big, and its strong texture, in its head you could see some sharp thorns, some super long antennas, I thought in a moment that it was a toy because its appearance is like plastic, until I saw it move slowly.
I always liked to observe that camouflage in nature, when I saw it was in the brown part of the trunk it was almost imperceptible.
When I called my father to observe him, since I had never seen such a big beetle, the first thing I tried to do was to kill it, obviously I did not allow it. I was there quietly, even though it inspired fear because of its size, but I don't think it represented a threat to our integrity.
He allowed himself to take many pictures, he seemed not to be bothered by the presence of everyone.
I did some research to find out its name, what I found on the net is an Enoplocerus Armillatus, they are found in Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Guyana, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. According to the source consulted, the females can measure up to 70-80 mm and in the males 110-120 mm, it is a frugivorous insect, that is to say, it feeds on fruits, which is why the locals describe it as a pest because it eats their crops. And what I described at the beginning as part of its head, is not, the thorns are in its thorax. Until a new opportunity.
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Photos taken and edited by @mjmarquez4151