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Genus Lucanus

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 Lucanus

Species capreolus - Reddish-brown Stag Beetle
Species elaphus - Giant Stag Beetle, Elk Stag Beetle
Species mazama - Cottonwood Stag Beetle
Species placidus - Lucanus placidus