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The beetle was not harmed in the taking of this shoot.
Side-view close up with completely white background
Latin Name: Lucanus cervus
Size: Around 8cm
The Stag Beetle is a gentle giant of the insect world. Despite a reputation for summoning thunder and lightening, the male Stag Beetle is entirely harmless; they may look scary to some people but their large jaws are only used to wrestle with other males and their bite is too weak to hurt you.