Subject:  What the heck is this thing?
Geographic location of the bug:  Dominican Republic, Samaná Province
Date: 06/30/2018
Time: 01:19 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Can you please help us identify this guy?
How you want your letter signed:  Paula & Milo

Ox Beetle

Dear Paula & Milo,
This is at least our third identification request for a male Ox Beetle in the genus
Strategus submitted from the Dominican Republic (see also here) and we still do not have a conclusive species name.  Because it is pictured on a stamp on Conect, our best guess would be Strategus quadrifoveatus, but Scarabaeidae de Hispaniola lists four different species: Strategus barbigerus, Strategus inermis, Strategus oblongus and Strategus syphax without images, and does not include the species pictured on the stamp.

Ox Beetle

Location: Samaná Province, Dominican Republic

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