Dynastus Neptunus
Dynastidan Dy*nas"ti*dan, n. [Gr. ?, fem. of ?. See {Dynast}. The name alludes to the immense size of some species.] (Zo["o]l.) One of a group of gigantic, horned beetles, including {Dynastus Neptunus}, and the {Hercules beetle} ({Dynastus Hercules}) of tropical America, which grow to be six inches in length. [1913 Webster]

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  • Dynastus Hercules — Dynastidan Dy*nas ti*dan, n. [Gr. ?, fem. of ?. See {Dynast}. The name alludes to the immense size of some species.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of a group of gigantic, horned beetles, including {Dynastus Neptunus}, and the {Hercules beetle} ({Dynastus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dynastidan — Dy*nas ti*dan, n. [Gr. ?, fem. of ?. See {Dynast}. The name alludes to the immense size of some species.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of a group of gigantic, horned beetles, including {Dynastus Neptunus}, and the {Hercules beetle} ({Dynastus Hercules}) of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hercules beetle — Dynastidan Dy*nas ti*dan, n. [Gr. ?, fem. of ?. See {Dynast}. The name alludes to the immense size of some species.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of a group of gigantic, horned beetles, including {Dynastus Neptunus}, and the {Hercules beetle} ({Dynastus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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