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Ox Beetle (Strategus aloeus)
The ox beetle, Strategus aloeus, is a species of rhinoceros beetle. The "major" males of this species have three large horns on their thoraces, resembling the Triceratops. The "minor" males have horns, as well, but the two back ones are small and the frontal horn is much shorter than the horn in major males. The female ox beetle (seen here) has a very short horn which has little use in fighting, but is used for digging in the ground.

The ox beetle, Strategus aloeus, is a species of rhinoceros beetle. The "major" males of this species have three large horns on their thoraces, resembling the Triceratops. The "minor" males have horns, as well, but the two back ones are small and the frontal horn is much shorter than the horn in major males. The female ox beetle (seen here) has a very short horn which has little use in fighting, but is used for digging in the ground.

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