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Large numbers of Megasoma elephas


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On 7/18/2021 at 6:00 PM, DynastesDee said:

Yes, I’ve always to visit south or central America.

I went to Mexico a while back and only saw some dead Megasoma specimens at the nature center museum area. Saw a boatload of iguanas though.

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On 7/18/2021 at 6:59 PM, DynastesDee said:

I would love to see Megasoma rex in these types of numbers.

What was the reasoning behind giving Megasoma actaeon johannae (M. rex) species status?  It seems to me, that rex is indeed a ssp. (or just a morphological variant) of actaeon.

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On 7/18/2021 at 10:02 PM, DynastesDee said:

 The small difference between Megasoma acteon and rex.

That's it?  Just a tiny structural difference in one of the tarsal segments?  By that logic, people with different hair and eye colors could be classified as different species!

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