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Photo#2867
Stag Beetle Larva - Lucanus

Stag Beetle Larva - Lucanus
Lake Crabtree County Park, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
March 20, 2004
Size: circa 60 mm
Detail of jaws of this large beetle larva, almost certainly Lucanidae: Lucanus. Lucanus capreolus is the most common member of that family in the area.

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I think L. elaphus may be most common here in Wake County. I do not know if I have ever caught a L. capreolus grub yet, though I have found several L. elaphus larvae and adults. I saw an adult female and male L. capreolus last year. I live in Wake Forest, NC. :)

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