[ Jan 23 2013 ]

Giant Beetles Ahoy

When I lived in Japan I was introduced to the local beetles, giant rhinoceros and stag beetles like we never, ever saw in Canada. They’re awesome, and I was delighted to find they existed in Australia. Every christmas they emerge from the ground and fly towards the brightest lights in search of mates. They’re a […]

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[ Oct 12 2005 ]

Australian Rhinoceros Beetles

Yesterday afternoon I spotted a rhinoceros beetle on the side of the road. I screeched to a halt and picked it up, but it was dead. I was heartened, however, by the thought that beetles were around the area, and that I might actually find one or two. As you may or may not know […]