Sunday, 30 June 2013

A Monster in the garden

There are many beetles in this world but this particular monster was in our back garden when we got back from our holiday last week.

It’s some kind of stag beetle although I’m not sure which species - there are a lot of them. I’m sure in some countries it would be considered a tiddler but for a British bug it was pretty big. Look at the mandibles on that bad boy!


  1. There are three species of Lucanidae (stag beetles) in Britain. This is a male of 'the' stag beetle, Lucanus cervus. Largest British beetle!


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