Thanks Johnny. It seems the females are more oftenly offered and easier to get. Big males in good quality are very rarely offered and very expensive. As far as I know the maximum male's size can be 110mm...!! They are super rarities at this giant size,and if someday available at this top size and in good quality,I guess they will be super expensive,too . I'm very satisfied with my big pair,the quality is very good,also the collecting data,and I got the male for a reasonable good price,and the female from an exchange with a good friend. I don't search for the top giants(which are anyway never available anywhere).
Post by timoinsects on Nov 21, 2011 20:02:36 GMT -8
N.E.China also exist,but the specimens are more difficult to obtain as in north China there're few insects dealers,even so they are on leps as principal. don't know the collecting place(s) of C.relictus. it is the largest prionidae of China,i saw a specimen in Beijing the national wildlife museum only once.
i collect tropical beetles(lucanidae,cetonidae,cerambycidae,prionidae,dynastidae,buprestidae,tenebrionidae etc.),and one-beetle groups like grasshoppers,phasmids,cokroachs.etc.