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Flying bronze/black beetle thing with mean pincers
Location: St Louis, MO
June 23, 2011 1:36 am
I live in south St Louis county, MO. Tonight I was sitting on the porch and this really mean looking bug flew up and landed on the screen. He is about 1.5 inches long. I have never seen anything like this before.
Signature: Pam

Reddish Brown Stag Beetle

Hi Pam,
This marvelous beetle is a Reddish Brown Stag Beetle,
Lucanus capreolus.  Like many insects, they are attracted to porch lights.

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

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