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The Golden Stag Beetle, Lamprima aurata is a species of beetle in the Family Lucanidae. It measures between 15 and 25 mm in length and is relatively common in the East of Australia. It feeds mainly of vegetation like Eucalyptus or Acacia.
Dry sclerophyll bushland.
The male is golden, and has large antennae, which gives the species their common name. The females are mainly metallic green and orange, while their legs are electric blue. The are also commonly called 'Christmas beetles' because that is the time of year they emerge.