Rhino beetle horns come cheap

By Sarah Zielinski, 17:36 PM October 9, 2013

If you don’t like bugs* or other creepy crawlies, rhinoceros beetles are not for you. But these insects are marvelous critters, remarkable for both their large size and the interesting shapes of their bodies.

The Japanese rhinoceros beetle, for instance, has a long forked horn that looks as if someone had glued a miniature antler onto its nose. Kids in Japan collect these beetles (in some places there are even beetle vending machines), and others bet on beetle battles.

The beetle fights are nor...

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