stag beetle


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stag beetle

n.
Any of numerous large beetles of the family Lucanidae, the males of which have large, elaborately branched and toothed mandibles resembling the antlers of a stag.
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stag beetle

n
(Animals) any lamellicorn beetle of the family Lucanidae, the males of which have large branched mandibles
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stag′ bee`tle


n.
any of numerous beetles of the family Lucanidae, some of the males of which have mandibles resembling the antlers of a stag.
[1675–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stag beetle - a kind of lamellicorn beetlestag beetle - a kind of lamellicorn beetle; the male has branched mandibles resembling antlers
lamellicorn beetle - beetle having antennae with hard platelike terminal segments
family Lucanidae, Lucanidae - stag beetles
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Translations

stag beetle

nHirschkäfer m
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stag beetle

ncervo volante
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NATURE p19 the stag beetle is the largest species of insect to be found in the UK.
(Bass brilliantly explains the ways in which Folio V, depicting a stag beetle, emulates and competes with Albrecht Durer's rendering of the same creature; Fig.
READERS are being asked to play their part in the fight to save one of the West Midlands rarest insects - the stag beetle. The distinctive beetle, which sports antler-like jaws, is in decline, partly because of a lack of rotting wood.
One of the striking characters of the undergrowth is the horned stag beetle - male stag beetles reach up to 7.5cm and are identified by their familiar pincer-like jaws.
For example, males of a stag beetle, Prosopocoilus inclinatus (Motschulsky, 1857), show a dimorphism in the mandible size to the body size [6].
The monstrous mandibles of a male stag beetle, while useful for mating, come back to bite him during transit.
She delicately and precisely glued tiny parts of a watch to the back of a large stag beetle she ordered online.
Create log piles - Some pollinat-|ing insects nest or overwinter in dead wood and many uncommon insects such as the stag beetle rely on it for a large part of their life cycle.
Create log piles Some pollinating insects nest over winter in dead wood and insects, such as the stag beetle, rely on it for a large part of their lifecycle.
It is known that an average developmental cycle of stag beetle (Lucanus cervus L., 1752) lasts for 5 years.
A survey of the rhinoceros beetle and stag beetle market in Japan.