Order: Coleoptera. Family: Scarabaeidae. Species: Megasoma elephas.
Size: 7–12 cm.
Distribution: Elephant Beetles are located in southern Texas, southern Mexico, Central America, South American rainforests, and in parts of Australia.
Diet: Herbivore. Tree sap and ripened fallen fruits such as pineapples. They also eat longan, lychee fruit, and bark from certain trees like the poinciana.
University of Florida
Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida