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Giant Yellow Stag Beetle

Odontolabis femoralis


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.


Bronx Zoo Exhibit


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

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Nicholas4 11 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 11 years ago


Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 years ago

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

Jeannette 11 years ago

Wow, it looks huge :)

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New York, USA

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

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