Friday, 12 February 2016

Giant Stag Beetle

Britain's largest Beetle, the males reaching an impressive 50mm in length while the females are considerable smaller. The massive jaws of the male are only used against other males in battle for the attentions of a female. Once the females have mated and finished laying their eggs they die.
Stag Beetle, male
Stag Beetle, female

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