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Species Platycerus depressus - Aspen Stag Beetle

Platycerus piceus - Platycerus depressus - male Platycerus piceus - Platycerus depressus - male Shiny black beetle - Platycerus depressus - male Platycerus - Platycerus depressus - male Unknown Beetle - Platycerus depressus Unknown Beetle - Platycerus depressus Platycerus? - Platycerus depressus Running up an Aspen - Platycerus depressus
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 Platycerini
Genus Platycerus
Species depressus (Aspen Stag Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
piceus Kirby (widely used invalid name, misidentification)
Explanation of Names
Platycerus depressus LeConte 1850
Range
boreal & western montane NA
Internet References
Species page (Paulsen 2008)