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I found this bug in my Marigolds on 6/30/08 in northern central Tennessee. I also believe I seen a very tiny bug just like this one within a foot or so at the same time. Although, it was virtually clear in color, I think it was a baby. Is this a Stag Beetle or something else ?
Phillip

Hi Phillip,
What a beautiful male Giant Stag Beetle, Lucanus elaphus. Immature Stag Beetles are grubs and look nothing like the adults.

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