It’s Big, Powerful and Can Destroy a Tall Coconut Tree

The Rhino Beetle! It may look beautiful, fierce and majestic, but it’s a feared pest for coconut growers.

This one can devour a big coconut tree by striking at the core of the tree.

One landed on my balcony. I think it was about to die of old age as I found it lying upside down, unable to get back like an overturned car.

I tried to get him on the legs but it could hardly walk.

I wonder how many trees he has attacked, must be less or none as there are not many in the city areas.

I am curious as I am seeing one after a long time. So it’s not extinct! Though it may not be mourned, it’s a beautiful creation, small but looking majestic.

Named after the powerful Rhino 🦏

Also called Hercules!

It’s Big, Powerful and Can Destroy a Tall Coconut Tree