Reddish Brown Stag Beetle

Flying in our backyard in Portland Maine
This large beetle, about 2 inches in length was flying around our screened in porch tonight (july 1, 2008). I’ve never seen anything like it and was hoping you would identify it for us. We live in Portland, Maine, in the city but on a very green and tree-lined street. Thanks in advance.

This beauty is a Reddish Brown Stag Beetle, Lucanus capreolus.

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