Atlas Beetle

Mounted Atlas Beetle


Insecta Coleoptera Scarabaeidae
Chalcosoma Atlas
Three Horned Atlas Beetle
Mounted specimen on velvet
10″ x 10″

This specimen is another giant in the coleopteran world. While much more easy to obtain than the Goliathus, it holds a staple status in beetle collections. It is relatively easy to find in its native habitat and are often caught by children and put into the ‘ring’ as bets on a victor are placed. The larger members of this family can be a bit difficult to rear as they require a very specific diet. Handlers must also take caution of late instar grubs as they can be extremely aggressive and have the ability to pack quite a nasty bite. This species is known for its longevity in captivity.