I live in east Tennessee, near southwest Virginia and western North Carolina. This bug has a hard shell, LARGE pinschers, and it’s feet seem to have hooks to hold on tight to most any surface. It is about 1 1/2 inches long… What is it??
What an impressive photo of a male Elephant Stag Beetle, Lucanus elephus. We are sure it will give some of our readers nightmares even though it is harmless.