Stag beetle

Male stag beetles have impressive antler-like mandibles which they use to battle rival males for a mate. Stag beetles develop as large grubs in decaying wood such as old tree sumps, and must go through a pupal stage before emerging as adults.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Natural History
Collection Class
Collector Excavator
Rendel, Mr S G
Common Name
stag beetle
Simple Name
insect: beetle

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LUCANIDAE: Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758): stag beetle