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Subject: Australian green beetle
Location: Australia
December 13, 2015 1:31 am
Hi there,
I found this bug upside down on the road. I’m not sure what type of beetle it is. Is it a stag beetle?
Signature: Thanks!

Golden Green Stag Beetle

Golden Green Stag Beetle

We believe this is a Golden Green Stag Beetle, Lamprima latreillii, but we would not rule out another member of the genus.

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Subject: Some type of Red Jewel Beetle?
Location: Chidlow, Western Australia
December 4, 2015 8:41 pm
Hi,
We were cleaning out our gutters and found this chap dead amongst the accumulated leaves. Looks a lot like one of the pictures on the WA Museum’s composite photos of red jewel beetles, but ours seems to have a lot more yellow on it, or perhaps it has just faded a bit in the sun? Any thoughts please? As you can see we also found a Western Glossy Stag Beetle!
We are located near the village of Chidlow, on 5 acres amongst partially cleared farming land and bush, in the hills east of Perth, Western Australia.
Thanks,
Signature: Tom and Sue McNaughtan

Jewel Beetle

Jewel Beetle

Dear Tom and Sue,
There is much diversity within the family of Jewel Beetles (Buprestidae) from Australia and there is also variability within the species.  We believe your individual may be in the genus
Castiarina, which is well represented on the Buprestidae of Australia site.  We found a matching image of a Western Glossy Stag Beetle on Red Bubble, but there is no scientific name provided.  We believe that based on the Beetle Space site, that this is a female Lamprima micardi.  There are Asian instructions provided on breeding the species as well as many images taken in captivity on Insect Forum.  There are probably quite a few collectors salivating over your lucky discovery.

Stag Beetle and Jewel Beetle

Western Glossy Stag Beetle and Jewel Beetle

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Subject: Bug project
Location: Wisconsin
August 25, 2015 1:29 pm
Hi there! My name is Jada and I am a highschool student in Wisconsin, for a summer project we had to collect and identify 25 insects and I am having trouble finding the name and classification for these three bugs, it would be great if you could help me out! If not that’s totally fine!
Signature: Thanks! Jada

Placid Stag Beetle image captured January 8, 2015

Placid Stag Beetle image captured January 8, 2015

Dear Jada,
We do have a policy that you should know about, but your communication is very polite and by our accounts, you should have already identified 22 insects for your project as you are only requesting assistance with three.  We will provide you with an identity for one and we will give you categories for the other two.
Were we your teacher, the first thing we would ask is “How could an image dated January 8, 2015 have been visually collected this summer?”  This is a female Stag Beetle in the genus
Lucanus, and after browsing BugGuide, we determined it to be a female Lucanus placidus based on the BugGuide description:  “Similar to L. capreolus, but much darker, elytra more punctate. Legs dark reddish brown, no light brown patches as in capreolus.”  Male Stag Beetles have much larger mandibles.  See this BugGuide image for comparison.  We are going to unofficially call this a Placid Stag Beetle based on the BugGuide definition:  “placidus – Latin for ‘smooth, pleasing.'”  Your other images are of a beetle and a true bug.  You can peruse our own archives or check BugGuide for the remaining two images.

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Subject: Bug in my kitchen
Location: Massachusetts
July 7, 2015 7:19 pm
Hi,
I found this bug in my kitchen at night. Please identify it to put my wife at ease. 😁
That’s a quarter next to it for size reference.
Thank you
Signature: Mike T

Stag Beetle

Stag Beetle

Dear Mike,
Though a nip might result if it is carelessly handled, this Stag Beetle is perfectly harmless.  It was most likely attracted by lights and it poses no threat to you or your home.

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Subject: Cottonwood Stag Beetles
Location: Lehi, Utah
June 29, 2015 12:36 pm
Hello! I came across your site while trying to identify (what I now know is) a Cottonwood Stag Beetle in Utah. I added my own comment to the topic on your site and saw you mention you’d be happy to receive photos by submitting them through this link, so here I am! I don’t know what you’d do with them, but I’m happy to share…
Signature: Jenny Jones

Cottonwood Stag Beetle

Cottonwood Stag Beetle

Dear Jenny,
We are a bit behind in posting identification requests, but we are thrilled to post your image of a Cottonwood Stag Beetle as we have received several recent comments, but no new images.

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Subject: What is it?
Location: Cowan Lake Ohio
July 4, 2015 8:22 pm
Saw this bad boy while camping in south central Ohio.
Signature: Help

Brownish Red Stag Beetle

Brownish Red Stag Beetle

Sightings of Brownish Red Stag Beetles are especially numerous this year.

 

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