Is THIS a stag beetle?
Location: Plymouth, Michigan
July 11, 2011 8:40 am
This large beetle was seen just after dark on July 10, 2011. It was about 1 1/2” long and was purposefully marching across my suburban patio. My dogs were very interested but I think I got them away before they did any harm. Is this perhaps a female stag beetle? I remember seeing them a few times as a child (40 years ago) and I always thought they were very cool.
This is indeed a female Stag Beetle, however, we cannot say for certain if it is a Reddish Brown Stag Beetle or a Giant Stag Beetle. We would defer to the experts in the species identification, however, the genus is Lucanus.