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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 10 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 11 years ago

Very cool!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 11 years ago

great one Lisa!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Very nice!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 11 years ago

This is just wonderful! And beautiful pictures!

JC_Forester
JC_Forester 11 years ago

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

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 11 years ago

spectacular! great shots lisa~

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 11 years ago

Awesome !

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 11 years ago

Great pics Lisa!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Incredible shot Lisa... fabulous beastie.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

Just fantastic, Lisa !

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 11 years ago

Awesome.

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 11 years ago

VERY impressive!

LisaPowers
Spotted by
LisaPowers

Tennessee, USA

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

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