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Lesser Stag Beetle (m) - Dorcus parallelipipedus 1a

Found this male Lesser Stag Beetle, Dorcus parallelipipedus, crossing the road and helped it onto the verge. It's a male because of the wider head and the knobs on the mandibles. Also it lacks the two bumps on the head between the eyes that females have. Badger Farm, Winchester, Hampshire, UK 28th May 2012.

 

OS Grid Ref: SU 469 281

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Taken on May 28, 2012