Odontolabis gazella

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Odontolabis gazella
Lucanidae - Odontolabis gazella inaequalis.JPG
Odontolabis gazella inaequalis from Nias Island
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Lucanidae
Subfamily: Lucaninae
Tribe: Odontolabini
Genus: Odontolabis
Species: O. gazella
Binomial name
Odontolabis gazella
(Fabricius, 1787)

Lucanus gazella Fabricius, 1787

Odontolabis gazella is a species of beetles belonging to the family Lucanidae.


Odontolabis gazella can reach a length of about 40 millimetres (1.6 in) in females and of about 60 millimetres (2.4 in) in males. The basic colour is dark brown. The large mandible of males are used to wrestle each other for mating or food.


This species can be found in Malayan Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra and Balabac Island (Philippines). The subspecies Odontolabis gazella inaequalis Kaup 1868 is endemic of Nias Island (Indonesia).


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