Himalayan Beetle:Augosoma centaurus

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Is it a insect or ……..Seen near riverbed in Himalayas…Photo by Ramesh Krishak- Bageshwar, Will some Entomologist tell us about the name and other description………

The inforamtion below was given by Prateek Panwar.

Augosoma centaurus

This beautiful beetle hails from tropical Africa and is is arguably the most handsome of the African rhinos. It was first described as a species in the genus Dynastes and later moved to Augosoma. The grubs don’t look like Dynastes and are unique with the exception of the related A. hippocrates. The life cylce takes two years. Though incredible and not especially demanding it’s almost never seen in the hobby


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