insectlove: insectuous:  Found this guy in my backyard. He is…



Found this guy in my backyard. He is actually male, I’m not randomly assigning gender this time. He is a common stag beetle, Lucanus capreolus, in the family lucanidae. Related to scarabaeids, hence the lamellate antennae. I will try not to be too gooshy about him, but I think he is adorable. Photos are mine. Released after capture, so I no longer have this specimen (too cool to kill).

Reblogging for commentary. Catch-and-release insect appreciation gives me hope for humanity.

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