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Pinching Beetle - Lucanus capreolus

Pinching Beetle - Lucanus capreolus
Montgomery, Orange County, New York, USA
July 5, 2007

The pincher beetle
These beetles are always flying around at night in my neighborhood. I found one that seemed to be dead in my sons pool, I put him in a bug box and later I thought I saw him move. I did! He was alive!!! Do they play dead or fall asleep during the day or something? Someone please help!!! These beetles are soooo scary. Any suggestions on how to keep them away from us? Me and my 4 yr. old are sooo afraid of them.

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