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  Brown Stag Beetle (Rhyssonotus nebulosus)





Brown Stag Beetle | Rhyssonotus nebulosus photo
Brown stag beetle (Rhyssonotus nebulosus) being harassed by ants in the leaf litter at Badangi Reserve, Wollstonecraft.

Image by Mike Young - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



BROWN STAG BEETLE FACTS

Identification
The Brown Stag Beetle is a brown and black scarab beetles. The males usually have large jaws which they use to wrestle each other for mating territory. They are not aggressive to humans.

Habitat
found under rotten logs and decaying tree stumps.

Food
the larvae feed on rotting wood,

Range
found in Queensland and New South Wales.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Coleoptera
Family:Lucanidae
Genus:Rhyssonotus
Species:nebulosus
Common Name:Brown Stag Beetle