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Giant Yellow Stag Beetle

Odontolabis femoralis

Description:

This is yellow stag beetle with short mandible. The head and prothorax are black and covered with fine granulation. The elytra are smooth and yellow.

Habitat:

Bronx Zoo Exhibit

Notes:

Males use their mandibles to attract and compete for females. They eat sap and fruit. Larvae eat rotting vegetation

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4 Comments

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 2 years ago

He was a brute!! I got to post the stag beetle I found on our stoop last week.. he was nice too.. tnx!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 2 years ago

Wow!!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

I'd hate to have a finger trapped in those mandibles!

Jeannette
Jeannette 2 years ago

Wow, it looks huge :)

New York, USA

Lat: 40.85, Long: -73.88

Spotted on May 20, 2012
Submitted on Jun 5, 2012

Spotted for missions

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