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Chilean bug with very large mandibles
Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 5:03 AM
Chilean bug with very large mandibles
A friend in Chile took this photo of a bug from his lake house. That’s pretty much all the information I have I’m sorry.
Cameron
Chile

Chilean Stag Beetle

Chilean Stag Beetle

Hi Cameron,
We are quite impressed with this spectacular Stag Beetle. We tried a websearch and believe this is a Chilean Sag Beetle, Chiasignathus granti . You may see a mounted specimen on the God of Insects web site where male specimens like the one in your photo fetch $50 to $75. Another website identifies this species as Darwin’s Beetle. All of the images we were able to locate online were mounted specimens, so we are very proud to perhaps have the only image of a living specimen of a male Chilean Stag Beetle available on the internet.

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