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.

Location: Malaysia

4 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:

    Hi,
    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.

    Regards…

    David

  3. David Moh says:

    Hi,
    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.

    Regards…

    David

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