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Photo#4467
Lucanus elaphus - female

Lucanus elaphus - Female
Guess Road at Lowell, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
June 19, 2004
Size: 30 mm
Detail of head, jaws. Note the several small teeth on jaws and the triangular labrum. Compare photo below of female Lucanus capreolus, which has a rounded labrum and one tooth on each jaw (mandible):

See Dillon, p. 567, figs. 432-435. (1)

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