Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lucanus cervus

English:Big Stag Beetle
Location:Austria, Wien, Lainzer Tiergarten
Copyright:Per Hoffmann Olsen
Camera:Canon EOS M50
Lens:Canon 100mm 1:2.8 Macro

Lucanus cervus
Lucanus cervus

Found this really Big Stag Beetle sitting on a treetrunk of an old dying Oak. It is the biggest I have ever seen alive. I estimate it to about 7 to 7,5 cm in length. As a comparison, my index finger is about 8 cm long.

There are some small ant running around on the Stag Beetle. They help a little to grasp the size of this monster.

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