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Beetle larva

Observed: 20th May 2013 By: foxyfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

I found 4 of these larvae in some wet but rotten wood today while splitting wood .I think wood is alder or willow . any ideas as to species .It was 27-29mm long and about 8-9mm in diameter.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Stag Beetle interacts

Comments

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Stag Beetle

Gosh ! I would love to see one , would it live in the wood if kept damp do you think . Still have left aside ,several larvae in it .

Foxy

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Long life cycle

I think it would be best to re-bury the wood with the grubs. They can take literally years to develop. Ask www.ptes.org/ for more advice

Colin

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Long life cycle

Thanks for that , Colin , also the only Lucanid in Ireland is apparently Sinodendrom cylindricum which is most likely canidate for this post .

Thanks John

Foxy

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Rhinoceros beetle

Would still be a great one to see the adult!
Thanks

Colin

"Wildlife is for Everyone"