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Shiny Stag Beetle

Odontolabis imperialis


A female stag beetle with a less impressive mandibles (jaw) compared that of a male. Reflective smooth black-coloured exoskeleton but with reddish femur.


Attracted to the building lights on a forested hill in Ranau.


>>>Map accuracy : 5km diameter. This Odontolabis imperialis beetle is found near to another spotting which is also a closely related species:

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ChunXingWong 4 months ago

Thanks syzygy for the warm welcome! Yeah, good to be back and catch up with some spottings of yours and other spotters!

syzygy 4 months ago

Welcome back on board Chun!

Nice return with nice bug! ( :

Nothing really happened meanwhile you were away, only that you have missed to Like some spottings of mine... ( ;

... Or it was just me who missed your Likes from my spottings?! O : ( :

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Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Dec 13, 2009
Submitted on Sep 4, 2021

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