The Giant Stag Beetle (Hexarthrius parryi paradoxus), are one of our most spectacular insects. The male’s large jaws look just like the antlers of a stag. Spending most of their life underground as larvae, they only emerging for a few weeks to find a mate and reproduce. Despite how dangerous they may look, stag beetles are not carnivorous and feed mostly on rotting fruit and tree sap. The males have the large mandibles, used for fighting off other males trying to snatch up their food and territory.
Description: 8x6" framed glass. 1 insect with wings spread in a black, matted frame.