SciTech Now

Battle of the Beetles

Clip: Season 5 Episode 17 | 7m 24s | Video has closed captioning.

For male Japanese Rhinoceros beetles trying to woo a lady, means they must endure a beetle battle royale. Opposing males step into the arena and a fierce jousting match begins. The male that successfully ejects the weaker competitor is the victor. But, there’s a twist in this science story of love and war. Two biologists at the University of Montana study these beetles.

Aired: 02/18/19

Rating: NR

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