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Stag Beetle

Observed: 16th June 2011 By: claude_crabbeclaude_crabbe’s reputation in Invertebratesclaude_crabbe’s reputation in Invertebratesclaude_crabbe’s reputation in Invertebrates
Stag Beetle
Stag Beetle 1
Description:

Very hard to mis-identify this specimen - seemed to be a good year for them this year. I've read they don't feed, but this one drank using the gingery hairs and palps from a dilute honey solution disproving that theory.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Stag Beetle (Lucanus cervus) interacts

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Adult stag beetles feed on

Adult stag beetles feed on sap and rotting fruit juices and are known to like cherries, cherry eater is an old English name for stag beetles!

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PETS Survey

Report it to Pets who have been recording them since 1998
http://ptes.org/index.php?page=237

Rose