Goliathus goliatus Has a wide distribution ranging from western to eastern equatorial Africa.Characteristics: One of the largest species of the genus, sometimes reaching over 100 mm in length. Elytral markings vary greatly, and a number of different varieties have been named.
Comments: The first Goliathus species to be described. View an early natural history illustration of G. goliatus.
Varieties: goliatus, apicalis, conspersus, undulus, albatus, quadrimaculatus
Countries of origin: Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Congos, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.