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