Atlas Beetle

Atlas Beetle

Animal's Behavior

The male is larger than the female, and have specialized horns on the head and thorax that males use to fight with each other to gain mating rights with females.

Eating Habits

Sap and over-ripe fruit.


Found in southern Asia, particularly Malaysia.

Animal Facts

  • The name of the Atlas beetle may have originated from the Atlas Mountains.
  • For its size, the Atlas beetle is one of the strongest animals on Earth and can carry hundreds times its own weight on its back.

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Scientific Name

Chalcosoma atlas


Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Chalcosoma, C. atlas

Place of Birth

Southeast Asia and Malaysia


5 inches




8 months (male), 2 years (female)