Prosopocoilus giraffa

The Giraffe Stag-Beetle (Prosopocoilus giraffa) is the world's largest saw-tooth stag beetle with long and sharp jaws, also is one of the largest stag beetles in the world. It lives in wide range of Asia - from India to Indonesia. Aggressive, fierce and powerful, it fights using its muscular jaws. It is up to 119 millimetres in length. Body color is typically determined by habitat.

Giraffe stag beetle
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Prosopocoilus giraffa
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P. giraffa
Binomial name
Prosopocoilus giraffa
Olivier, 1789

List of subspeciesEdit

  • 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 linksEdit

  Data related to Giraffe stag beetle at Wikispecies