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Reddish brown stag beetle (female)

Lucanus capreolus

Description:

1 1/2" long female stag beetle.

Habitat:

Franklin tn

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6 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

:-)

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 8 years ago

Low tech. I love it!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

It's very hit & miss Keith! I hold a flashlight in one hand & my camera in the other & try & hold it still to focus! I take loads of shots if I can & I'm delighted if any actually turn out!

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 8 years ago

How do you get such good pictures at night?

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks for the correction Keith! I found her while I was out mothing last night. She actually flew into my hair & then dropped to the ground landing upside down. I took the opportunity to get a ventral shot before setting her right side up!

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 8 years ago

Great series, it's good to see all the angles. The color of this beetle, along with the orange femurs, lead me to believe this is a female Reddish-brown Stag Beetle - Lucanus capreolus.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/3107

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Franklin, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jul 20, 2012
Submitted on Jul 21, 2012

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