16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Chiasognathus grantii

Beetles are extremely diverse in sizes, colours, shapes and behaviours. Darwin observed the behaviour of Chiasognathus grantii beetles collected in Patagonia on the second expedition of the Beagle. He described the role of the huge jaws of male beetles in the dispute for females.

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Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Copyright: © Pedro Cattony