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Large insect seen in Drake Bay, Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula near Corcovado National Park. The body was nearly 6 inches long.

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Aaron_G 6 years ago

Beautiful beetle!

bayucca 6 years ago

I had a discussion with Angel Solis and Erwin Holzer about this one. Lemoinei should not found in Costa Rica, however, the DNA of their samples shows both types of Callipogon to be very similar with or without the white stripes. But Angel will check his material once more. I suggest the scientific name as Callipogon cf. lemoinei/barbatum. Barbatum was the ID which they gave to this one from Costa Rica.

tbrett 6 years ago

Not positive but I think it is Giant brown Callipogon lemoinei long-horned Beetle.

Great shot it sounds like a monster. :)

Cartago, Costa Rica

Lat: 8.65, Long: -83.72

Spotted on Jul 23, 2013
Submitted on Sep 5, 2013

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