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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.


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


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

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