While cleaning the house today, a female Rhinoceros beetle (Dynastinae / Calypsoryctes dynastoides) emerged from within the strands of wool on our mop; she was hidden in our mop inside our broom cupboard for almost a week!
She tried to make a hasty get-away, but I wouldn’t allow her until I took these photos. Rhinoceros beetles are herbivorous insects, the males have horn-like projections while the females are plain, without horns. I read that female Rhino beetles are edible and even sold on the Internet as a protein rich food source (see the site). The bug – which is boiled, dehydrated, and salted, is considered a good source of protein and fiber. The whole insect is edible. The Female Rhino beetle lays approx. 50 eggs in her lifetime, and can live up to three years.