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Subject: What kind of beetle did I photograph?
Location: Kinabalu Park, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
November 26, 2012 6:17 pm
Dear sir, I’m curious what kind of beetle I photographed during my trip to Malaysia. This picture was taken in Kinabalu Park, Sabah, Borneo. The phone over which the beetle walks has dimensions 119 x 60.4 x 14.2 mm (4.69 x 2.38 x 0.56 in), giving a clear image of the size of this beetle. Hope you can give me an answer 🙂
Signature: Regards,

Stag Beetle

This is some species of Stag Beetle.  We will try to do additional research to see if we can determine the species.

Thanks to a comment by Mardikavana, we know that this is a male Odontabilis species.

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Location: Malaysia

3 Responses to Stag Beetle from Malaysia is Odontabilis species

  1. mardikavana says:

    This is certainly a male Odontabilis sp (asian genus that is very distinct) but I don’t know what species exactly. There are many species that have same color that is shown in the photo. You may try to read more about those species in here http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.insecte.org%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ft%3D35418

  2. David Moh says:

    From the photograph, it looks like a male subspecies Odontolabis femoralis waterstradti, Von Rothenburg, 1900.

    The clear identification making is the reddish patch on the head and the pattern of the mandibles.



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