Rainbow Stag Beetle

Rainbow Stag Beetle

Animal's Behavior

The larvae of this species develop within rotting wood.

Eating Habits

Eats many different types of plant material. Sap and older fruit are favored.

Range

Queensland, Australia

Animal Facts

  • The defining characteristic of the male of the species is his remarkably large jaws.

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Quick Facts

Scientific Name

Phalacrognathus muelleri

Classification

Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Coleoptera, Lucanidae

Place of Birth

Damp tropical areas

Size

About 2 inches

Color

As adults, Rainbow Stag beetles have striking coloring of iridescent green, bronze and even purple

Lifespan

Approximately 4 years