What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Huge freaking beetle
July 23, 2009
Hi!
I was out late at night with my boyfriend when we came across this large creature in a parking lot. My boyfriend wanted to kill it, I suggested we take a picture instead. Since I helped spare the life of this bug I was wondering if you could help identify what exactly it is?? Thank you!
Sarah
Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Reddish Brown Stag Beetle

Reddish Brown Stag Beetle

Hi Sarah,
We are happy that you intervened in your boyfriend’s insecticidal tendencies since we would have been very sad to post your gorgeous Reddish Brown Stag Beetle, Lucanus capreolus, on our Unnecessary Carnage page.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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