An exhibition of Duang Kwang fighting beetles in Pua, Nan province, Thailand. 24 September 2011
An exhibition in Pua, Nan province, Northern Thailand on 24 September 2011 of the Siamese rhinoceros beetle also known as a Duang Kwang fighting beetle. (Xylotrupes gideon) They are kept on a sucker-cane stick, with a cord on it's upper horn for preventing it to leave. The owner of the insect trains and keep them on this stick that these beetles eats. With a special sound imitating the female mating call he stimulates the beetles to fight. These beetles on a stick are sold for 50 bath (around 2 dollar) each.