Subject: Cottonwood Stag Beetle
Geographic location of the bug: South-Central Utah
Time: 01:53 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I noticed in one of your posts you mentioned being surprised that these beetles range as far west as Utah. This one was found (alive) near Capitol Reef National Park. I’ve lived here for nearly 20 years and this is the first one I saw here. Perhaps range is extending due to climate change. Anyway, thought I’d provide another specimen for your guide.
How you want your letter signed: Guy Tal
Thanks so much for providing this awesome image of a Cottonwood Stag Beetle.