Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Male rhinoceros beetles (Megasoma actaeon) passing each other on a mossy log. The males have prominent horns, which are used in fights with rival males. Females do not have horns. This beetle is one of the largest and heaviest insects. It is found in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. Filmed in Yasuni National Park, in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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Keywords: actaeon beetle, amazon, america, animal, beetle, beetles, behavior, big, black, coleoptera, combat, dynastinae, ecuador, fauna, forest, giant, hercules, horn, horned, horns, insect, invertebrate, jungle, large, log, male, megasoma actaeon, moss, mossy, nature, neotropical, rainforest, rhinoceros, rio, rivals, river, scarab, south, stag, tropical, two, wildlife, yasuni

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Male rhinoceros beetles

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