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Cameroon

Goliathus goliatus

Goliathus goliatus is one of the largest species of the genus Goliathus, with a body length of about 7 to 11cm in the males and about 6 to 8cm in the females.
Pronotum(thoracic shield) is mainly black, with whitish longitudinal stripes, while elytra are usually dark russet brown. This usual pattern may differ greatly in some subspecies and forms, especially where interbreeding has taken place in the wild

This species possess a large and membranous secondary pair of wings actually used for flying. When not in use, they are kept completely folded beneath the elytra. The head is whitish, with a black Y-shaped horn in males, used as a pry bar in battles with other males over feeding sites or mates. These beetles feed primarily on tree sap and fruits.

adult male
adult female
large grub
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Small Grub
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Taxonomic Classification

  • Kingdom: ANIMALIA
  • Phylum: ARTHROPODA
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  • Family: SCARABAEIDAE, SUB FAMILY : CETONIINAE
  • Genus: GOLIATHUS
  • Species: GOLIATUS

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