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Stag beetle

Lucanus cervus


The males have enlarged mandibles and are larger than the females.Adults appear during late May to the beginning of August, being most active in the evenings.


The resemblance of the male's mandibles to the horns of a stag, and their use in combat between males, much like with deer, gives the species its scientific and common names.

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Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lat: 44.44, Long: 18.98

Spotted on Jul 4, 2017
Submitted on Jul 14, 2017

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