Five-inch elephant beetle in search of mating partner

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26 Responses to “Five-inch elephant beetle in search of mating partner”

  1. Halloween Jack says:

    Best “Previously on Boing Boing” list ever.

  2. Inverse Square says:

    That chat up line never works.

  3. airship says:

    If the banana inspectors didn’t spot that one, it makes me wonder what else is hitching a ride on my bananas.

  4. jbang says:

    Maybe it’s been a stupidly hard, long week… but this story depressed the fuck outta me.

    Poor guy!

  5. PopeRatzo says:

    “”He is showing all the signs and keeps displaying. He bobs up and down on his branch and taps on the ground.””

    That’s exactly how I show my readiness to mate! Fascinating…

  6. BSUWG says:

    Well, he certainly looks horny.

  7. mgfarrelly says:

    There’s always craigslist.

    He wouldn’t be the worst looking male on there.

  8. Modusoperandi says:

    On the plus side, at least I’m not the only one who can’t get laid.

  9. Slodo says:

    The “Save Billy” blog! Link: http://savebillythebeetle.blogspot.com/

    Let’s do something!

  10. Takuan says:

    cute… and probably a hitherto unknown Chagas vector

  11. nihilarian says:

    i’ll do it.

  12. artfreakydude says:

    He knew what he was getting himself into the second he got on that banana shipment.

  13. Naikrovek says:

    ever want to see a grown man mess himself? put that beetle on my arm. You will see a display you simply can not forget.

  14. Takuan says:

    tastes like prawn, you think?

  15. Carrie says:

    If you put that on my arm I would use a flame thower to get it off.
    “Get it OFF, man. GET IT OFF!”
    -Carrie

  16. JeremiahBritt says:

    Inverse Square:

    It worked for Al Green.

  17. Bonnie says:

    If he’s moody and plays in a Beatles cover band (yuk yuk), then I’m willing to date him.

  18. Lobster says:

    “If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of creation, it would appear that God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles.” -J. B. S. Haldane

    Looks like God made that one big enough for cuddlin’!

  19. Beryllium says:

    Four months?!? Someone get that beetle some NOOKY!

  20. Ned613 says:

    What would you name a pet like that? Kafka?

  21. mdhatter says:

    has he tried the airport restrooms in Minnesoya? I hear they’re crawling with huge foot-tapping roaches.

  22. tomic says:

    I don’t suppose teaching it how to masturbate will help?

  23. Keneke says:

    His biological clock has a second hand.

  24. Battlehobo4000 says:

    Poor guy. I love giant beetles and I feel bad that he might not be able to live the dream. =[

  25. sharkcellar says:

    Gotta catch em’ all?

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