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Lesser Stag Beetle Larva

Observed: 11th January 2007 By: beingnaturephot...beingnaturephotography’s reputation in Invertebratesbeingnaturephotography’s reputation in Invertebrates
37. Beetles - Lesser Stag Beetle Larva. 11.1.2007
    Likely ID
    Lesser Stag Beetle Larva
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


altus silva's picture

Might be Lucanus cervus instead

Big dark pincers may suggest this.
A comparison here:

Matt Smith's picture


Larvae of this type are difficult to ID from a single photo like this. What sort of habitat was this found in - underground / above ground / in a cavity in the tree?

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