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- 79 Species of Cetonidae
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- 25 Species of Lucanidae
- 8 Species of other families

In gallery is 158 species and 691 photos of beetles.

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close-up photo Pachnoda thoracica

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Stag beetle

The stag beetles are a group of about 1,200 species of beetle in the family Lucanidae, the most well-known species being Lucanus cervus, a large beetle found in much of Europe. Some species grow to 8 cm (3.25 in), but usually they are about 5 cm (2 in).
The name is derived from the large and distinctive mandibles found on the males, that are used in much the same way as the antlers on stags are between males competing for mates. Carolus Linnaeus named the beetle Lucanus cervus. Pliny the Elder noted that Nigidius called the stag beetle lucani after the Italian region of Lucania where they were used as amulets. The mandibles of the male beetle are like the antlers of a deer (genus Cervus).

Lucanidae - stag beetles

Aegus formosae
Aegus formosae
Cyclomathus albersi asahinai
Cyclomathus albersi asahinai
Dorcus hopei
Dorcus hopei
Dorcus paralellipipedus
Dorcus paralellipipedus
Dorcus schenklingi
Dorcus schenklingi
Dorcus titanus sika
Dorcus titanus sika
Hexarthrius parryi paradoxus
Hexarthrius parryi paradoxus  New!
Homoderus gladiator
Homoderus gladiator
Homoderus mellyi
Homoderus mellyi
Lamprima micardi
Lamprima micardi
Lucanus cervus
Lucanus cervus
Mesotopus regius
Mesotopus regius
Odontolabis dalmanni
Odontolabis dalmanni  New!
Odontolabis ludekingi
Odontolabis ludekingi  New!
Odontolabis siva
Odontolabis siva
Phalacrognathus muelleri
Phalacrognathus muelleri
Prosopocoilus corporaali
Prosopocoilus corporaali
Prosopocoilus faber
Prosopocoilus faber  New!
Prosopocoilus giraffa
Prosopocoilus giraffa
Prosopocoilus lateralis
Prosopocoilus lateralis
Prosopocoilus mirabilis
Prosopocoilus mirabilis
Prosopocoilus natalensis
Prosopocoilus natalensis
Prosopocoilus senegalensis
Prosopocoilus senegalensis
Rhaetulus crenatus
Rhaetulus crenatus
Streptocerus speciosus
Streptocerus speciosus  New!


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