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Lucanus elaphus Fabricius - Lucanus placidus - male

Lucanus elaphus Fabricius - Lucanus placidus - Male
Engeling Wildlife Management Area, Anderson County, Texas, USA
April 24, 1999
Lucanus elaphus Fabricius (minor male)
Det. D. Sundberg, 2015

coll'ed at UV light

spmn in the EGRC

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Lucanus placidus
This is in no way related to Lucanus elaphus, I could literally google "Lucanus placidus" and find this EXACT beetle!

I Have seen Maybe a hundred s
I Have seen Maybe a hundred specimens of placidus but never seen one that is brown or one that has little teeth in the mandibles.
Lucanus placidus x elaphus !!! (an idea borrowed from our tiger beetle friends)

Moved
Moved from Giant Stag Beetle.

Pentagonal clypeus indicates that this is a major male of L. placidus.
L. elaphus has triangular clypeus.

 
Also
Look at the front legs. L. elaphus males have much slender legs with different spine arrangements.

Moved
Moved from Lucanus placidus.

stag
I bet my last dollar that this is a minor male L. elaphus..
Not L.placidus