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Lesser_Stag_Beetle

Dorcus parallelipipedus

Description:

My son finds these beetles at the playground. The substrate is wood chips. Below the surface it is moist. But they come on top at night. I know it's a ground beetle, but which kind? We want to keep as pets. But they die easily. So I'm not sure what to provide for habitat or diet.

Habitat:

Moist wood chips

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Lesser_Stag_Beetle
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1 Comment

Epicology
Epicology 7 years ago

Lucky I wish i could find those!

AndreaDaSilva
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AndreaDaSilva

Murray, Utah, USA

Spotted on Jun 30, 2012
Submitted on Jul 1, 2012

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