In addition, scientists from the University of Montana who conducted research on some of these stories, beetle horns could be the ultimate weapon. Male beetle spread to fight and defend his territory.
The male beetle that manages to maintain its power in the area of the tree sap, the female beetle will be pulled to fill the male beetle. Thus, male beetles are more successful in the process of mating with female beetles.
Erin McCullough, a researcher from the University of Montana, explained that the beetle's horn could be counted up to twice the length of its body. Some beetles have a variety of different horn shapes and lengths.
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"Because horns do not damage the ability of the beetles to fly. They may not be rolled by natural selection," researcher McCullough said, as quoted by NBCNews, Wednesday (03/13/2013).
The male rhino beetle, which has more than 300 species, is known for its large horns. Some of these species have the same size as the body of a beetle.
"Rhinoceros beetles are fantastic creatures," McCullough said. He said, these insects have weapons that can be found in almost every animal.
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Beetle horns are known to weigh 0.5 to 2.5 percent of the total body weight of the beetle. Because of its light weight, the beetle jumps do not change with the long horns heard.