The Asiatic rhinoceros beetle
or coconut rhinoceros beetle
(Oryctes rhinoceros) is a species of pest found in tropical countries.
Professor Erol Yyldyrym from the Faculty of Agriculture at AtatE-rk University says news reports about the rhinoceros beetle are exaggerated.
Lokman Aslan, director of the YE-zE-ncE- Yyl University Wild Animal Protection and Rehabilitation Center, said: "The rhinoceros beetle is the biggest insect in Europe.
Caption: The horns of rhinoceros beetles
are one example of the elaborate armament found in nature and described in Animal Weapons.
The rhinoceros beetle
, Strategus aloeus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera: Searabaeidae) is a pest in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacquin; Areeales: Areeaeeae) plantations in the Americas.
To test whether insulin was a key factor in the beetles' horn growth, the researchers injected immature male rhinoceros beetles
with genetic material that interfered with their insulin receptors, thereby reducing their sensitivity to insulin.
Rhynchophorus phoenicis normally invades these palms after they have been damaged by Rhinoceros beetle
(larvae) or by humans during tapping for wine and other insects.
Ng, 1969) as well as in oil palm plantations for the control of the rhinoceros beetle
, bagworm, termites, nettle caterpillar and bunch moth (Mohd.
We do get some rhinoceros beetles
in Britain, but the largest are found in Africa.
The variety of insects range from green-leaf insects to giant atlas moths and rhinoceros beetles
Some of the animal kingdom's showiest extremes, from deers' antlers to the outsized horns of male rhinoceros beetles
, may be natural insulin meters.
Biology, ecology, and control of palm rhinoceros beetles
are proportionally the strongest creatures, able to lift 850 times their own weight.
While the spiked horns on rhinoceros beetles
may look like masculine sacrifice for the sake of huge weapons, the protrusions may not be such a drag after all.