Please help identify this insect - genus, species and anything interesting about it. (Species of beetle?)

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That's a red rhinoceros beetle. Although, "red rhinoceros beetle" is not the correct name. I'm simply observing that it is red, and that it is a rhinoceros beetle. So, according to wikipedia: suborder Dynastinae. Do an image search for "red rhinoceros beetle" and you'll stuff that looks quite similar. Searching google for that specific image show's that it is a 3d printed model. The list of bugs in list of 3d printed models includes something called "Rozenkever". Which is remarkably similar to "Red Beetle" in German.

Golofa porteri perhaps

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  • $\begingroup$ Here is a gallery of this 3d printed beetle. Also, the artist of that beetle is from Belgium, so the translation makes sense. $\endgroup$
    – user22020
    Commented Sep 7, 2017 at 7:28
  • $\begingroup$ Is there any way we can get this down to the species identification? the missing link from above, long story short, the artist sent these files to me without proper naming for an entomology app I'm developing. biology.stackexchange.com/questions/64042/…? $\endgroup$
    – ina
    Commented Sep 8, 2017 at 7:19
  • $\begingroup$ golofa porteri seems likely then. $\endgroup$
    – Ogre71
    Commented Sep 8, 2017 at 7:48
  • $\begingroup$ @Charles Translation makes no sense at all. Rozenkever is Dutch, not German and means "rose beetle", not "red beetle". Your link shows an image, with the name "Meikever", meaning "May beetle". However, this is not a meikever Melolontha melolontha. $\endgroup$
    – RHA
    Commented Sep 9, 2017 at 6:37

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