Atlas Beetle (Chalcosoma spp.)

Pricing: Dead (spread, as pictured): $60-$125 (male), depending on size and species. Males larger than 10cm are $150-$180 and 11cm specimens are $200.
Geographic Range: India To Indonesia
View: Top & Side Views  Sex: Males
Size: Length: 11 cm +

Availability Notes:  Pictured are C. atlas, C. caucasus, and C. meollenkampi.





 Images Copyright 2003
Barbara Strnadova


The Atlas Beetle is widespread throughout Southeast Asia. The males are shiny black to dark, metallic green with three long, impressive horns used to battle rival males. The females lack these horns and are duller in coloration. Though elegant to look at, Atlas Beetles are considered agricultural pests, their larvae causing damage to the wood of coconut and buri palms.