Prosopocoilus giraffa

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Giraffe stag beetle
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Prosopocoilus giraffa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Lucanidae
Genus: Prosopocoilus
Species: P. giraffa
Binomial name
Prosopocoilus giraffa
Olivier, 1789

The Giraffe Stag-Beetle (Prosopocoilus giraffa) is the world's largest saw-tooth stag beetle with long and sharp jaws. It lives in wide range of Asia - from India to Indonesia. It is strong and rough natured, but the large jaws are sometimes beyond its control. Aggressive, fierce and powerful, it fights using the muscular jaws. It is up to 119 millimetres in length. The body color black is determined by its home.

List of subspecies[edit]

  • Prosopocoilus giraffa borobudur Mizunuma et Nagai, 1991 (Java)
  • Prosopocoilus giraffa daisukei Mizunuma et Nagai, 1991 (Philippines - Negros, Sibuyan Is.)
  • Prosopocoilus giraffa keisukei Mizunuma et Nagai, 1991 (Flores Is., Lombok Is.)
  • Prosopocoilus giraffa makatai Mizunuma et Nagai, 1991 (Philippines - Mindoro, Luzon)
  • Prosopocoilus giraffa nilgiriensis Mizunuma et Nagai, 1991 (S. India)
  • Prosopocoilus giraffa nishikawai Mizunuma et Nagai, 1991 (Sangir Is.)
  • Prosopocoilus giraffa nishiyamai Mizunuma et Nagai, 1991 (Sulawesi)
  • Prosopocoilus giraffa timorensis Mizunuma et Nagai, 1991 (Timor Is.)

External links[edit]

Data related to Giraffe stag beetle at Wikispecies