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Photo#79964
Giant Stag Beetle - Lucanus capreolus - male

Giant Stag Beetle - Lucanus capreolus - Male
Simpsonville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
July 30, 2004
Size: over 2 inches
Found this on my garage door one evening at my second home in Simpsonville, SC (Greenville Co.). For size reference, I measured the slat it is holding onto at 2 inches wide.

Moved
More SC data - I like it.

Nice major male
This is about as big as I've seen these. I edited the locale to match where you say this was shot.

 
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I'll add more SC images as I find them, most in storage in Simpsonville, but a few on computers here in PA. Maybe I can find a nice Red-Spotted Purple to put up here.

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