Subject: What the heck is this thing?
Geographic location of the bug: Dominican Republic, Samaná Province
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
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.