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Photo#38694
Stag Beetle Larva - Lucanus

Stag Beetle Larva - Lucanus
Fews Ford, Eno River State Park, Orange County, North Carolina, USA
November 4, 2005
Size: 65 mm
Detail of head and tip of abdomen, showing, I believe, the fleshy flaps over the anus that differentiate larval Lucanidae from larval Scarabeidae. I believe one can also see the stridulatory structures on the legs. See these images for references:


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