Watch a Hercules Beetle Metamorphose Before Your Eyes || The process of growing insects

Watch this beetle go from larvae to giant. The Hercules beetle is one of the largest flying insects in the world.

Watch a Hercules Beetle Metamorphose Before Your Eyes - The process of growing insects


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Like shrubs, they are impressively large in size. As beetle expert Brett Ratcliffe puts it, they’re “essentially the size of a Polish sausage”. Hercules beetle also undergoes metamorphosis, like a butterfly. Except, a butterfly spins a cocoon out of the silk. The beetle builds a pupa from its own feces and in it transforms. As an adult, male Hercules can be up to 7 inches long including their horns.

 

 

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