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Goliathus regius

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Goliathus regius

Goliathus regius is a Goliath beetle in the family Scarabaeidae, commonly called the "Royal" goliath beetle due to its name, regius.


This Goliath beetle has a plain shell and brown wings with an outline of blue. The eyes are clearly visible and the head has a striking pattern with no colour. The horns are more like pencil erasers and the legs have hazel hair growing on the sides. They also have sharp claws for grabbing things.

Regius has almost no colour at all except its wings. This could be the "plain" Goliath.

It commonly grows up to 100mm, making it one of the largest species of the genus.


It is generally found in western equatorial countries Africa, such as Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Burkina Faso. Generally in vegetated areas, such as tropical forests.


The royal goliath beetle tends to eat bark, tree sap, and fruit.