Stag Beetle Not As Scary As It Looks


I found two of these stag beetles in my backyard and, not knowing anything more than they were beetles, I was concerned at their ferocious appearance.  However,a bit of light reading informed me that those nasty pincer looking things are used by males for fighting over females and these guys feed on sap.

So rock out, beetles – you’ re good to go!

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Posted on July 12, 2012, in photo and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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