Stag beetle question
Location: Shenandoah Valley, Va
July 12, 2011 10:07 am
I found this stag beetle on my front porch in the morning laying on his back.
My question is-
Do you think he was dying?
Every time I tried to flip him right side up, he would flip himself onto his back and lay there slowly wiggling his legs.
I tried several times to help him out but he continues to flip onto his back.
Eventually I just moved him into the grass.
We don’t know what is causing this male Reddish Brown Stag Beetle to keep flopping onto his back, but it doesn’t sound like normal behavior. I would seem that something is amiss.