Wild Florida Photo - Strategus antaeus - Smooth Ox Beetle

Strategus antaeus

Smooth Ox Beetle

Florida native

Volusia Co. FL 09/15/20
Volusia Co. FL 09/15/20

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Mostly found in Florida and the southeastern states, west into Texas and up the Atlantic coast into Massachusetts. Also reported from Mexico and Central America.
This large scarab beetle varies from 18-41mm (3/4 to 1-5/8 in.) long. Strategus antaeus can be differentiated from other species in the genus by the Elytra lacking sutural striae.


Strategus antaeus is a member of the Scarabaeidae - Scarab Beetles family.

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Bugguide.net page for this species

Date record last modified: Jul 31, 2022

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