unicorn beetle

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unicorn beetle

(Dynastes tityus), a large, easily recognized insect of the Dynastinae subfamily of the beetle family Scarabaeidae (order Coleoptera). The unicorn beetle is closely related to the rhinoceros and elephant beetles. Hornlike structures on the thorax (region behind the head) and on the head of the male (usually lacking in the females) make it conspicuous

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