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Observed: 18th October 2010 By: TonyH
Added: 6th July 2011
I find these in my compost heap. About 25-30 mm long, usually curled into a U shape. When unearthed, they squirm slowly back underground. I've seen conflicting advice on identifying stag beetle vs cockchafer lavae. We have both in this area. Usually a fair bit of woody stuff in the heap, so there might be something for stag beetles to chew on..