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Stag beetle

Lucanus cervus

Habitat:

Parkland

Notes:

Stag beetle?

2 Species ID Suggestions

Stag Beetle
Lucanus cervus Lucanus cervus
alex11
alex11 7 years ago
Stag beetle
Lucanus cervus


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FFHRheingau
FFHRheingau 7 years ago

Hi alex11,

yes, it's a female Stag Beetle (Lucanus cervus). Could be mistaken as Dorcus parallelipipedus, but your beetle has a subtle brownish-violet shimmer on its elytrons, which is typical for L. cervus. Besides that they also have different antennae - D. parallelipipedus has "bulbs" at the end (don't know if it's the right word in english :-/) and the ones of L. cervus look more like a comb.

alex11
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alex11

London Borough of Ealing, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jun 23, 2013
Submitted on Jun 23, 2013

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