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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.
Signature: Holly

Female Stag Beetle

Hi Holly,
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.

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

One Response to Female Stag Beetle

  1. Jessi says:

    I just have to say, that I loved how she was described as “purposefully marching across my suburban patio”.

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