Paper Rhinoceros Beetle

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Create your own interior decoration with this 3D paper Rhinoceros Beetle!

This paper Rhinoceros Beetle is a tiny giant in a 3D puzzle! You can now take the insect life into your home decoration in a very animal friendly way. All our paper creations are made with FSC-paper. And so is this 3D paper Rhinoceros Beetle insect. Assembling this 3D paper Rhinoceros Beetle insect is like a mindful journey. The feeling of joy when you are ready with assembling this beautiful Rhinoceros Beetle is great!

The Rhinoceros Beetle kit contains:

  • Black template for the body.
  • Colored template for the shield and wings.
  • A paper stand.
  • A sheet with clear instructions.

You don’t need any scissors or craft knife to assemble this Rhinoceros Beetle yourself!
After assembling you can add a few dots of glue to keep your paper Beetle in the most perfect shape, but it is not necessary.

Rhinoceros Beetle facts:

Their Scientific Name is Dynastines Hercules. They are a subfamily of the Scarab beetle family (Scarabaeidae). Rhinoceros beetles are herbivorous insects named for the horn-like projections on and around the males’ heads. Most are black, gray, or greenish in color, and some are covered in soft hairs. Another name for these insects is the Hercules beetle, because they possess a strength of Herculean proportion. Adults of some species can lift objects 850 times their weight. (That would be equivalent to a human lifting nine fully grown male elephants.) One way the beetles use this extreme strength is to dig themselves into leaf litter and soil to escape danger. Their horns also help them to do this. Rhinoceros beetles can grow up to six inches (15 centimeters), making them some of the largest beetles in the world!

The horns of the male rhinoceros beetle are used to drive other males away from a female beetle during mating rituals. Females lay about 50 eggs, which hatch into larvae. After several molts, they eventually reach adult size and form. Longevity varies among species, but a typical lifespan is one to two years. Much of this may be spent in the larval stage. When disturbed, rhinoceros beetles can produce hissing squeaks. These aren’t actually vocal noises—instead, they’re produced when the beetle rubs its abdomen and wing covers together.