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

Monday, July 29th, 2013



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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