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  1. I dug them out today and they had pupated, one of them probably just a couple days ago since it was still pretty reddish. You were right! I have a male and female h. illatus. I'm happy, I like this species and already have an adult female I found in my office a few blocks away. Tomorrow I'm setting up a bigger house for the three of them.
  2. Yeah, I do understand that multiple beetle species can live and lay eggs in the same area. I thought the context of a species I've seen around might help someone tell me if it probably was, or probably wasn't, that species. They do seem to 'walk' on their backs like Bugboy3092 said flower beetle grubs would. I am in Arizona, in urban Phoenix. Since the area I found them doesn't exist anymore, I decided to give it a shot seeing if I could get them to adulthood. I'm sure I should keep disturbances to a minimum but I checked on them today while mixing some new soil into the top layers. They'r
  3. That reminded me I saw what I thought was a June bug in the area, but it could have been a type of flower beetle so those are all possibilities. I'm a little worried about keeping the right conditions without knowing the species but I'm going to give it a shot and hope I get to find out. Thanks for the references
  4. Hope the pic is good enough. My boyfriend was digging up stones from an old flowerbed and uncovered these two larvae. He is not a fan of insects but put them in a safe spot for me Only beetle species I've seen in my yard up has been Hemiphileurus illatus. Is that what these are? Any guess how old they are? I'd like to try to raise them but my first and only try at raising a larva didn't go well. If I decide to put them back what's the best spot to put them back in, since their original home isn't there anymore? Thanks!
  5. Thanks for the response. I'm glad they're the same species. I grew up in Phoenix but had never seen them before I moved to a new part of town a couple months ago. I'd be delighted to have a few sneak into my house in summertime
  6. I caught these two a few weeks apart in my neighborhood. I thought they were the same species: Phileurus truncatus, the triceratops beetle. I thought the one on the right was a male, and the one on the left a female because she has tiny bumps on her head instead of horns. But it seems like in triceratops beetle, both the males and females have identical horns. So, is the one on the left actually Hemiphileurus illatus, a species of rhinoceros beetle? And am I still right about the sexes or could the one on the right be female triceratops beetle? Both are apparently found in my region, Phoen
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