Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
August 16, 2017 11:10 am
We had this bug crawling on our screen door one night. This has been the only one that I have seen. I looked up a stag beetle, but they didn’t look the same as this one. This one was roughly the size of my thumb.
Signature: Chad Stewart

Stag Beetle

Dear Chad,
You are correct that this is a Stag Beetle, and there are “38 spp. in 8 genera of 3 subfamilies in our area~1500 spp. in 109 genera worldwide” according to BugGuide, which might explain why the image you found on the internet did not look the same.  Since your image is a rather blurry, backlit, silhouette, exact identification might be problematic, but we believe this is a male Reddish Brown Stag Beetle.

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

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