Asset ID
601
Title
Acanthacorydalis fruhstorferi
Creator
NHM
Credit
NHM Images
KEYWORDS
NHMUK 010208326
arthropod
animal
insect
arthropoda
invertebrate
specimen
one
acanthacorydalis fruhstorferi

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Acanthacorydalis fruhstorferi

Acanthacorydalis fruhstorferi is the largest dobsonfly in the world. Found in eastern China and northern Vietnam. The males have large mandibles (jaws) which are used when competing with each other for females. The males will try to place their long mandibles underneath the body of the opponent in order to flip him into the air.

Acanthacorydalis fruhstorferi is the largest dobsonfly in the world. Found in eastern China and northern Vietnam. The males have large mandibles (jaws) which are used when competing with each other for females. The males will try to place their long mandibles underneath the body of the opponent in order to flip him into the air.

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18-11-2015