Beetle in Boston
July 14, 2010
I just saw this beetle on a side street in Boston near my condo. We have lots of old trees in the city, but I’ve never seen a bug like this here. What is it?
Boston, MA

Reddish Brown Stag Beetle

Hi Theresa,
This positively gorgeous specimen is a male Reddish Brown Stag Beetle,
Lucanus capreolus.

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