Stag Beetle

Stag Beetle

  • $11.99

figurine is 2.5" long

not for children under 3

Stag Beetle facts!

  • They spend most of their life (about 3-7 years depending on weather) underground as larvae, only emerging for a few weeks in the summer to find a mate and reproduce.
  • Male beetles appear to have huge antlers. They are actually over-sized mandibles, used in courtship displays and to wrestle other male beetles.
  • Adult males vary in size from 35mm – 75mm long and tend to be seen flying at dusk in the summer looking for a mate.
  • Female beetles are smaller at between 30-50mm long, with smaller mandibles. They are often seen on the ground looking for somewhere to lay their eggs.
  • A fully-grown stag beetle larva (grub) can be up to 110mm long.