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Rainbow Stag Beetle
The larvae of this species develop within rotting wood.
Eats many different types of plant material. Sap and older fruit are favored.
- The defining characteristic of the male of the species is his remarkably large jaws.
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Coleoptera, Lucanidae
Place of Birth
Damp tropical areas
About 2 inches
As adults, Rainbow Stag beetles have striking coloring of iridescent green, bronze and even purple
Approximately 4 years