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A Stag or Tiger Beetle?

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Found this little guy outside my window high up near the gutter. I thought it might be a stag, but his antenna doesn't look like one's. Seems like he was in a fight since he only has one. What kind of enclosure would be best?

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Yeah, some sort of Cerambycid, we need the member tagging feature on this forum so we could summon @Satanas, he knows lots about longhorns.

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Really? Wow. He's got some fierce looking mandibles! He's pretty big, too. About 35 mm.

 

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With minor research of longhorns in south Florida, I'd say he looks like Mallodon dasystomus dasystomus.

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Really? Wow. He's got some fierce looking mandibles! He's pretty big, too. About 35 mm.

 

Update:

With minor research of longhorns in south Florida, I'd say he looks like Mallodon dasystomus dasystomus.

You are correct. It's a male Mallodon dasystomus :)

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Awesome! Thanks for the help! Do longhorns do okay in captivity or should I just let him go? Definitely not a common sight around here!

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Really? Wow. He's got some fierce looking mandibles! He's pretty big, too. About 35 mm.

 

Update:

With minor research of longhorns in south Florida, I'd say he looks like Mallodon dasystomus dasystomus.

Yeah, don't let him nip you, it'll grab on and never let go lol!

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Actually just found another one outside attracted to my UV light! :D

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I just wanted to make sure the first one I found is male. I thought I saw the last abdominal segment stick out more at some point... thought it was female. The second individual I caught is definitely male after some comparison on bugguide.net. These are pictures of the first individual.

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Would I be able to house together two males or not? What if they were in a larger enclosure?

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