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This splendidly decorated beetle (Macrodontia cervicornis) is one of the world's longest beetles. Like the rhinoceros beetle, it is a popular pet for Amazon children. It can reach up to eight inches long—bigger than a man's hand! This species is in the family of Long-horned Beetles (Cerambycidae).

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