Lesser Stag Beetle

lesser stag beetle
Lesser Stag Beetle – Croxton – Image by Darren Rhodes

Just checking around my garden this evening before turning into bed and spotted this great beetle scuttling around. Quite large at around 1.5cm and obvious large jaw parts. This Lesser Stag Beetle can be confused by some as a Stag Beetle. The Stag Beetle is much larger and lacks the “bumps” on it’s antennae making this a Lesser Stag Beetle.

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I moved to Croxton in 2019 and live in The Rest Home

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