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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.

stag beetle

n
(Animals) any lamellicorn beetle of the family Lucanidae, the males of which have large branched mandibles

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]
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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Grass snakes, slow worms and stag beetles were also rarely seen.
Laura Bower, conservation officer at PTES, explains: "Sadly stag beetles are declining across Europe and they're now extinct in some countries.
And ensure a corner of your garden has plenty of branches, to leaves and logs to give wildlife - stag beetles, hedgehogs and the like - a head start.
Biological invasion caused by commercialization of stag beetles in Japan.
Pile up a few logs in a quiet, shady spot and soon stag beetles, spiders and bees will be making a home out of this damp log cabin.
Pile up a few logs, which don't need to be massive, in a quiet, shady spot and soon stag beetles, spiders and bees will be making a home out of this damp log cabin.
A total of 6,014 insects of 48 species --mostly stag beetles, ground beetles, ladybugs, flies, crickets and bees-- were found boxed hidden in suspects' car.
With the help of dedicated teacher Anne Sweeney and scientist Deborah Harvey, the Year 4 pupils took on a long-term study of stag beetles by creating a series of log piles and burying beetle buckets.
The new research has found that a combination of ginger-baited aerial traps to catch adult stag beetles, plus tiny microphones to record the underground larvae's sounds and samplers to detect the chemicals they emit, give an accurate picture of the species' abundance.
Before that I would be looking at tiger beetles and thinking they were stag beetles," he said.