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Bess Beetle

Passalus sp ?


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.


Rainforest in Emiliano Zapata in Chiapas, Mexico.

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 5 years ago

Thanks jefflebold! Much appreciated.

jefflebold 5 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. if you scroll down the page, this photo looks a lot like Platyceroides.
Also, maybe this guy can help

Good luck!

Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

Chiapas, Mexico

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

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