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Giant Stag Beetle
July 29, 2009
I was trying to identify this huge beetle that was on my porch June 11th. I found it here and am very greatful. I was scared to walk past it!
Stefanie
Midland NC

Giant Stag Beetle

Giant Stag Beetle

Hi Stefanie,
When we made the Giant Stag Beetle, Lucanus elaphus, our Bug of the Month, we thought we would get several more submissions.  Yours is the only one we received, though we got many images of a close relative, the Reddish Brown Stag Beetle.

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