Beetle_2_20120731

Beetle_2_20120731

Observation - Beetle_2_20120731 - UK and Ireland. Description: Seen on a path in an old overgrown arboretum in the NW Highlands of Scotland. It was fast moving and when approached for this photograph reared its hind quarters like a scorpion. Grey on top it is black underneath I think and may well be a form of stag

Seen on a path in an old overgrown arboretum in the NW Highlands of Scotland. It was fast moving and when approached for this photograph reared its hind quarters like a scorpion. Grey on top it is black underneath I think and may well be a form of stag horn beetle but why the scorpion type posture?