Rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes nasicornis)


Vistula River Museum in Kazimierz Dolny

Vistula River Museum in Kazimierz Dolny
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

The rhinoceros beetle is an insect from the Coleoptera order. It is considered to be the only member of the Dynastidae family in Poland. As the name itself suggests, its characteristic feature is a large outgrowth, which resembles the horn of a rhinoceros. This specimen was obtained from the Kazimierz Landscape Park in 2015.


  • Title: Rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes nasicornis)
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: 1905-07-07
  • Location Created: Kazimierz Dolny
  • Physical Dimensions: l 40 mm
  • Provenance: Acquired by Wojciech Piskorek
  • Medium: Entomological specimen

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