Lucanus cervus

The wife discovered a stag beetle making its way across our lawn this evening. She pointed it out to me and I in turn I pointed it out to junior, and so within a few minutes there were three of us down on hands and knees following it as it made its way to the garden border. Not quite sure what any watching neighbour must have thought. I don’t think I’ve seen a stag beetle since I was quite young and a quick bit of research suggests that the UK’s largest terrestrial insect is becoming very scarce indeed.

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