Stag beetles are a group of about 1,200 species of beetle in the family Lucanidae, that can grow to be over 4.8 inches long, with most being around two inches.
The Stag beetle derives its name is derived from the large and distinctive mandibles found on the males of most species, which resemble the antlers of stags. Male stag beetles use their jaws to wrestle each other for favoured mating sites in a manner that parallels the way stags fight over females. Fights may also be over food, such as tree sap and decaying fruits. Despite their often fearsome appearance they are not normally aggressive to humans.
These paperweights are a perfect way to explore these fascinating specimens from every angle without worrying about harming the specimen.
• You will receive a specimen similar to that shown
• Approximately 3″ overall (different batches my slightly vary in size)