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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.
Sap and over-ripe fruit.
Found in southern Asia, particularly Malaysia.
- 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.
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Chalcosoma, C. atlas
Place of Birth
Southeast Asia and Malaysia
8 months (male), 2 years (female)