Hi new to the site and looking for help to ID beetle I found in a matchbox when having a clearout last week. Have had it for years and belive I found it dead by the side of the road when on holiday in Majorca. Undamaged apart from front right hand. Same size aprox as 50pence piece. Many thanks!
It is a rhinoceros beetle, probably genus Oryctes. I am not sure of the species, but I would hazard a guess at Oryctes nasicornis, the European rhinoceros beetle (of which there are quite a few subspecies). Rhino beetles are in the same family as scarabs.