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what is this beetle?
here’s a beetle i found. about 2 inches in length. can you help me?
thanks!
Alan

Hi Alan,
A Stag Beetle, probably a male Pseudolucanus capreolus. He is very pretty. Glad to see you are not afraid.

wow! thanks for the quick response. i usually don’t get freak by insects – i love them, but i was a little nervous with this guy in my hand!

(01/23/2005) new pics
you identified this beetle for me last year and posted pics i’d sent you (beetles 2004). thought i’d send these close ups of the same beetle.
enjoy!
Alan

Thanks Alan,
Have you kept this beautiful Stag Beetle as a pet for the past six months, or are the photos from last year?

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