Xylotrupes gideon. Like other members of its...
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Image #cld1700775
SpeciesXylotrupes gideon
LocalitySabah, Malaysia
DescriptionLike other members of its genus, the males of this rhinoceros beetle exhibit variation in horn size with some individuals having very long horns and others with very short horns. This extreme dimorphism is controlled by an environmentally influenced genetic switch. 
Keywordsbeetle | borneo | coleoptera | fauna | horned | insect | male | rhinoceros | scarabaeidae


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