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Stag beetle

Lucanus capreolus


Large reddish brown member of the family Lucanidae, males have impressive "jaws"


Habitat Deciduous forests and adjacent areas. Attracted to lights. Range Eastern US and adj Canada


Larvae live in decaying wood of deciduous trees.

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1 Comment

LuckyLogan 6 years ago

Awesome find Joe! If you have a chance, it would be great if you could add your spotting to my mission for Iowa. We have yet to have this species added to the mission!

Joe Z
Spotted by
Joe Z

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

Spotted on May 4, 2009
Submitted on Jul 7, 2014

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