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Stag beetle

Lucanus capreolus

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Larvae live in decaying wood of deciduous trees.

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1 Comment

LuckyLogan
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! http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2149...

Joe Z
Spotted by
Joe Z

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

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

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