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Stag Beetle (Syndesus cornutus)

Syndesus cornutus

Description:

An Australian beetle Syndesus cornutus has been in NZ since 1961. Typical length 13mm.

Notes:

Phylum: ARTHROPODA Class: HEXAPODA Order: Coleoptera Family: Lucanidae The pale C-shaped larvae of the beetle feed in rotting wood infested with fungi.

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1 Comment

CaitlinHutching
CaitlinHutching 7 years ago

Those antennae!

JillBlack
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JillBlack

Puketapapa, Auckland, New Zealand

Spotted on Sep 5, 2013
Submitted on Sep 5, 2013

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