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Very weird bug
Location: Maryville TN
May 31, 2011 9:45 pm
I saw this bug (dead) in a parking lot today (May 31, 2011) in Maryville TN and took a picture because I had never seen anything like it before. Can you tell me what it is?
Thank you!
Signature: Sherry

Stag Beetle: Road Kill or Insecticide???

Hi Sherry,
Your photo of a dead Giant Stag Beetle,
Lucanus elaphus, found in a parking lot saddened us as these are magnificent beetles.  Though we would hope this large male Giant Stag Beetle died of natural causes, we fear it may have become accidental road kill, or even worse, unnecessary carnage.

Hi, Daniel — Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know about this beetle.
Sherry

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Tennessee

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