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Photo#880381
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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Moved
Moved from Giant Stag Beetle.

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

 
ID problem
The mandibles do not fit with L. placidus, though. To me it looks like a male L. capreolus. Since it is a museum specimen, checking its legs could clear this ID: golden femurs.
For a comparison of the two species, see

Moved
Moved from Lucanus placidus.

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