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Hairy armpits

Observed: 27th June 2013 By: DavidHowdon
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Male 1992 Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Stag Beetle) - Melville Avenue, Middlesex (VC 21), 27th June 2013
Male 1992 Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Stag Beetle) - Melville Avenue, Middlesex (VC 21), 27th June 2013
Male 1992 Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Stag Beetle) - Melville Avenue, Middlesex (VC 21), 27th June 2013
Male 1992 Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Stag Beetle) - Melville Avenue, Middlesex (VC 21), 27th June 2013
Male 1992 Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Stag Beetle) - Melville Avenue, Middlesex (VC 21), 27th June 2013
Male 1992 Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Stag Beetle) - Melville Avenue, Middlesex (VC 21), 27th June 2013
Description:

Never noticed the orange hairs under the legs on these before - presumably they serve some function.
Probably attracted to MV light (it was close to a moth trap)

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Stag Beetle (Lucanus cervus) interacts