What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Albino stag beetle?
Geographic location of the bug:  South Korea, Jeju
Date: 01/30/2018
Time: 03:51 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  In my garden, it just snowed. But the next morning, I found this little poor stag beetle( possibly dorcus hopei?) . But instead of going to hibernation, it wasn’t moving. I took him in, warmed him up and he begun to move. I have him as pet. But why was it white?(Not snow for sure)
How you want your letter signed:  Stag beetle lover

Stag Beetle with encrustation

Dear Stag beetle lover,
This is NOT an albino Stag Beetle.  It appears to be a normally colored Stag Beetle with some type of mineral encrustation.  Do you use salt to remove snow?

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Jeju, South Korea

One Response to Stag Beetle from South Korea

  1. William says:

    Yes. I do use rock salt. Good news!! I finally scrubbed the salt off! Now it’s a beautiful stag beetle. I’m thinking about letting it go in springtime.

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