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Bess Beetle

Passalus sp ?

Description:

Elongated beetle of about 2.5cm in length, dark brown with a reddish tinge and strong mandibles. The flat upperside is marked by a groove down the centre of the thorax, and several running the length of the elytra.

Habitat:

Rainforest in Emiliano Zapata in Chiapas, Mexico.

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2 Comments

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 years ago

Thanks jefflebold! Much appreciated.

jefflebold
jefflebold 4 years ago

A species of Stag Beetle I think (Family Lucanidae). Determining the exact species may be difficult. There seems to be a lot of them.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/3103 if you scroll down the page, this photo looks a lot like Platyceroides.
Also, maybe this guy can help
https://twitter.com/BrytheFlyGuy/status/...

Good luck!

Felix Fleck
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Felix Fleck

Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 30, 2016
Submitted on Jan 31, 2017

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