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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Coleoptera: Stag Beetle

Coleoptera: Stag Beetle [enlarge]

This is a beetle, a stag beetle, if I am not in a mistake of course. I give you a link to a fabulous site specialized in entomology. The small insect belongs to the coleoptera order, and its scientific name is Lucanus Cervus. I don't want to cheat with the picture, the poor animal is as dead as the little piece of wood where it is clung to. A friend of mine showed me the "bug" he had found already stiff. We had the wood and a nice surface so I thought it would look great for my animal set on Flickr and for those interested in entomology or nature lovers in general.

6 comments:

  1. After I read your comments I understood why I couldn't figure it out when I saw it on the portal. It sure doesn't look dead--the body still looks sleek and in one piece.

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  2. great picture! funny sort of grave though :-) i like

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  3. I thought the beetle looked dead, but I just couldn't figure out what that 'thing' was - so it's a piece of wood? I first thought of some animal's skull. Strange...

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  4. that seems to be an interesting beetle though :p

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  5. We don't have that kind of Beetle here in Finland. So big that it looks scary !

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  6. Yes and that makes them beautiful. Thanks. :)

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