Subject: Large beetle with serious pinchers
Location: Rhode Island
July 29, 2014 6:09 pm
Hello, I live in Rhode Island and found this beetle floating in my pool. Unfortunately, it could not be saved. I’m just wondering what type of bug this is and if I should be concerned that there may be more and if they are destructive.
Thank you in advance!
Did you attempt mouth to mouth resuscitation? This is a male Reddish Brown Stag Beetle. Males have the more developed mandibles. This and other Stag Beetles are not destructive, nor are they in any way detrimental to humans, their homes or their belongings.