Giraffe Stag Beetle (11×14)
Perhaps the longest and certainly one of the most robust of all Stag beetles is the Giraffe Stag. Their enormous mandibles are utilized as both protection from predators and in epic wrestling matches between conspecific males. As the length of the mandibles is the primary factor determining the survivability of each specimen, they seem to be forever elongating as the laws of natural selection take their course. One has to wonder where it will end.