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Cottonwood Stag Beetle

Lucanus mazama

Description:

Large beetle, males with large mandibles (jaws) used in fighting one another over females.

Habitat:

Riparian areas with old cottonwood trees.

Notes:

The larvae of this species feed in decaying cottonwood logs and trees. This specimen was collected by someone other than myself.

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BugEric
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BugEric

Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jun 27, 2012
Submitted on Dec 5, 2012

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