5-Horned Rhinoceros Beetle (Eupatorus gracilicornis)

Pricing: Dead (spread, as pictured): $30-$70 for a pair, depending on size.
Geographic Range: India to Vietnam
View: Top View  Sex: Male


Image Copyright 2003
Barbara Strnadova


Boldly colored Eupatorus gracilicornis is one of the most elegant of rhinoceros beetles. There are four large horns on the pronotum and one extra-long cephalic horn. E. gracillicornis is used by boys in Thailand as a pet fighting beetle. Larvae try to bite when handled and resemble Chalcosoma larvae.