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Phanaeus Imperator - female and male Composed from two photos, just to show a side by side comparison. The male is easy to recognize by its massive horn.<br />
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Series of the female:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113117/phanaeus_imperator_-_pose.html" title="Phanaeus Imperator - pose"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/113117_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1627516810&Signature=0H%2B1NYytvfiz60GmFK8JeMJlDnU%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Phanaeus Imperator - pose Specimen. A colorful and very shiny dung beetle originally from Argentina. This is the female. The male has a massive horn on its head. I have the male specimen too, but still need to process it. Note the big difference in color perceptions depending on the angle of the light hitting it.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113116/phanaeus_imperator.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113117/phanaeus_imperator_-_pose.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113118/phanaeus_imperator_-_lateral.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113119/phanaeus_imperator.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113120/phanaeus_imperator_-_frontal.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113121/phanaeus_imperator_-_lateral_2.html Macro,Phanaeus Imperator" /></a></figure><br />
Series of the male:<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113643/phanaeus_imperator_male_-_pose.html" title="Phanaeus Imperator (male) - pose"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/113643_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1627516810&Signature=CLIaWugv7sfKD93FXem2x2dhlzU%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Phanaeus Imperator (male) - pose Last week I posted the female of this stunning dung beetle from Argentina:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113117/phanaeus_imperator_-_pose.html<br />
Hereby a series on the male. Equally shiny and colorful with a massive horn on the head added. <br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113642/phanaeus_imperator_male_-_lateral.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113643/phanaeus_imperator_male_-_pose.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113644/phanaeus_imperator_male_-_frontal.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113645/phanaeus_imperator_male_-_hat.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113647/phanaeus_imperator_male.html Macro,Phanaeus Imperator" /></a></figure> Macro,Phanaeus Imperator Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Phanaeus Imperator - female and male

Composed from two photos, just to show a side by side comparison. The male is easy to recognize by its massive horn.

Series of the female:

Phanaeus Imperator - pose Specimen. A colorful and very shiny dung beetle originally from Argentina. This is the female. The male has a massive horn on its head. I have the male specimen too, but still need to process it. Note the big difference in color perceptions depending on the angle of the light hitting it.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113116/phanaeus_imperator.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113117/phanaeus_imperator_-_pose.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113118/phanaeus_imperator_-_lateral.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113119/phanaeus_imperator.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113120/phanaeus_imperator_-_frontal.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113121/phanaeus_imperator_-_lateral_2.html Macro,Phanaeus Imperator

Series of the male:

Phanaeus Imperator (male) - pose Last week I posted the female of this stunning dung beetle from Argentina:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113117/phanaeus_imperator_-_pose.html<br />
Hereby a series on the male. Equally shiny and colorful with a massive horn on the head added. <br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113642/phanaeus_imperator_male_-_lateral.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113643/phanaeus_imperator_male_-_pose.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113644/phanaeus_imperator_male_-_frontal.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113645/phanaeus_imperator_male_-_hat.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113647/phanaeus_imperator_male.html Macro,Phanaeus Imperator

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  1. Surreal Posted one month ago

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Phanaeus Imperator is a dung beetle in the Phanaeus genus.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Apr 25, 2021. Captured Apr 25, 2021 14:25.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 50mm