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Lesser Stag beetle found at Dancers End

Observed: 2nd September 2011 By: Fellini33
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:

Lesser Stag Beetle, Woodland at Dancers End, Herts

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Lesser Stag Beetle (Dorcus parallelipipedus) interacts

Comments

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male

I think the wide head and the prominent spurs on the mandibles indicate a male, see:
http://maria.fremlin.de/stagbeetles/photos_dp.html

And to be really pedantic, Dancersend reserve is in Buckinghamshire rather than Herts!

Nice photo.

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