Reddish Brown Stag Beetle

Subject: What kind of beetle?
Location: Mt. Vernon, Iowa
July 1, 2016 6:24 am
What do these beetles eat?
Signature: Cindy

Reddish Brown Stag Beetle
Reddish Brown Stag Beetle

Dear Cindy,
This is a Reddish Brown Stag Beetle,
Lucanus capreolus, and according to BugGuide, adults feed on:  “tree sap (in captivity will drink diluted maple syrup or sugar water); larvae feed in rotting logs.”

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