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Giant Stag Beetle

Lucanus elaphus

Description:

2 inch long reddish beetle with large horns (male) and serrations on the legs that help it cling.

Habitat:

Rural yard adjacent to wooded forest.

Notes:

This one literally landed at my feet.

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13 Comments

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 7 years ago

Thanks everyone! It is definitely a favorite beetle of mine. This seems to be a really good year for them here too. I have found 3 so far this year.

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 7 years ago

Very cool!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 7 years ago

great one Lisa!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Very nice!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

This is just wonderful! And beautiful pictures!

JC_Forester
JC_Forester 7 years ago

Amazing! Send a few north. I would love to see this species! :-)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

spectacular! great shots lisa~

Awesome !

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 7 years ago

Great pics Lisa!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Incredible shot Lisa... fabulous beastie.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Just fantastic, Lisa !

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 7 years ago

Awesome.

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 7 years ago

VERY impressive!

LisaPowers
Spotted by
LisaPowers

Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jul 15, 2013
Submitted on Jul 21, 2013

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