Japanese Rhinoceros beetle, Allomyrina dichotoma dichotoma, Guangshui, Hubei province, China. In Chinese the beetle is called '獨角仙' (which translates to 'single-horned immortal') or '雙叉犀金龜' Japanese rhinoceros beetles are a very popular subject in gambling, like Siamese fighting fish and cricket fights. In the most popular game, two different male beetles are placed on a log. They will battle each other, trying to push each other off the log, the one to stay on the log is the winner. This is a huge source and loss of money to many people, especially in the Ryukyu Islands. By means of their forked horn they lift other males off the ground and throw them into the air.
- Staffan Widstrand/Wild Wonders of China www.wildwondersofchina.com email@example.com
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- Contained in galleries
- Hubei - Guangshui hawks and beetles