|In this image of a male, you can easily
see how very long the forelegs are. A long spine extends from where
the upper portion of the leg meets the jointed, lower half. Males
also possess a prominent frill of tiny hairs which project from underneath
the sides of the pronotum. These hairs are much like those seen on
the underside of the thoracic horn of the Dynastes species of the
American tropics and subtropics. Euchirinines are unique scarabs,
most of which are found only in the forested regions of southeast Asia.
Little appears to be known of their biology in the wild, but the larval
duration is said to be quite long, and captive breeding difficult .
A species which is very similar in form, C. parryi, is widespread
Photo courtesy of Roman