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Genus Dorcus

Which Stag Beetle? - Dorcus parallelus - male Big Beetle - Dorcus parallelus Beetle_1241 - Dorcus parallelus Dorcus  - Dorcus brevis - male Stag Beetle - Dorcus parallelus Dorcus brevis  - Dorcus brevis - male Insect found outside doorframe - Dorcus parallelus Dorcus parallelus? - Dorcus parallelus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea (Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles)
Family Lucanidae (Stag Beetles)
Subfamily Lucaninae
Tribe Lucanini
Genus Dorcus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dorcus Macleay 1819
Numbers
2 spp. in our area; ~30 spp. worldwide(1)
Identification
the most useful external character for separating our spp. is the shape of the posterior pronotal angle; see(2)
Range
mostly Asia; in NA, e. US (west to NE-OK) & adjacent Canada (QC-ON)(1)(2)(3)
See Also
Platycerus (much smaller)
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