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Lesser Stag Beetle

Observed: 10th August 2012 By: DARRELDARREL’s reputation in InvertebratesDARREL’s reputation in Invertebrates
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No interactions present.

Species with which Lesser Stag Beetle (Dorcus parallelipipedus) interacts


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not slow

these beetles move pretty sharpish when disturbed, as quick as any ground beetle. Distinguished from female stag as the latter has smooth elytra

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Comment re. speed is from

Comment re. speed is from personal experience, so perhaps the have been on their last-legs so to speak. One thing that I've noticed is that they are quite good at climbing walls & standing tree trunks.