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mariposa1957
Member Nathrius

Canada
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Posted - 09/02/2014 :  01:58:30  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote


Can anyone help with the I.D. of these and sex?
Thanks,
Andrew

Edited by - Capitaine on 28/01/2016 11:05:50

Gerard
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France
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Posted - 09/02/2014 :  09:28:19  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Hello Andrew, you have two male.
What is the country and the size?
It is a Psalidognathus.
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mariposa1957
Member Nathrius

Canada
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Posted - 09/02/2014 :  17:01:15  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Hi Gerard,
They are from Costa Rica and are approx. 55mm.
Thanks for your help!
Andrew
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Francesco
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Luxembourg
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Posted - 16/02/2014 :  08:04:38  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit Francesco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The only species quoted from Costa Rica is Psalidognathus superbus Fries, 1833... however, they seems to me two P. friendi Gray, 1832 (elytra sculpture coarser...)
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dryobius
Member Rosenbergia

USA
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Posted - 02/03/2014 :  13:39:35  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
P. modestus and P. superbus are both known from Costa Rica. P. superbus are generally very dark metallic... not blue or reddish.
The photos are clearly P. friendi.
Santos-Silva has one unknown female from Costa Rica (was in my collection) collected by an acquaintance that lived there in the early 1980's. In the 1970's and 1980's, there were enormous quantities of P. friendi collected in Colombia and sold by one or two dealers. Some of these may have been mis-labeled.
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Dooseok Yi
Member Purpuricenus

Korea
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Posted - 24/01/2021 :  06:43:54  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
All friendi lectotypes deposited in Paris, are from Colombia, while superbus lectotypes are from Peru, panama and Ecuador. The specimens from costa Rica should be related to panama specimens. May be superbus.
It would be more clear if I can see the horns beneath the mandibles.
Colors are not the matters.

Edited by - Dooseok Yi on 24/01/2021 06:45:37
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