Okay everyone, deep breaths. There’s nothing to be afraid of. You’re looking at photos of a baby, if you will. A gigantic, pale, wriggling baby of a Hercules Beetle (Dynastes hercules); the most famous and largest of the rhinoceros beetles. The grubs of this enormous beetle grow up to 4.5 inches (110 mm) in length and weigh up to 120 grams. They spend 1-2 YEARS in this adorable form before transforming into a pupa, molting, and then emerging as an adult (shown below). These fat grubby babies can’t be all that bad. I mean, check out that girl in the last photo – could she look any happier??!