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巨顎叉角鍬形蟲 (蘇門答臘亞種)簡介

中名:巨顎叉角鍬形蟲 (蘇門答臘亞種) 學名:Hexarthrius mandibularis sumatranus 產地:印尼蘇門答臘 (Sumatera, Indonesia)

本種是叉角屬當中體型最大的物種,更是世界第二大的鍬形蟲,只僅次於長頸鹿鋸鍬形蟲。修長的大顎亦是其種名mandibularis(拉丁文中大顎的意思)的由來,可見它大顎令人印象深刻的程度之高。

本種共分有兩個亞種(婆羅洲原名亞種 H.m.mandibularis 和蘇門答臘亞種H.m.sumatranus),而這次分享的則是比較大型的蘇門答臘亞種。

This species is the largest species in the genus Hexarthrius, the second largest stag beetle in the world, only slightly smaller than the Prosopocoilus giraffa. Its species name 'mandibularis' means mandible in Latin, which shows how impressive its elongated mandibles are.

This species has two subspecies (H.m.mandibularis from Kalimantan and H.m.sumatranus from Sumatra), and this is the relatively larger subspecies H.m.sumatranus in the photos.


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