Stag beetle facts for kids

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Stag-beetle (Dorcus parallelopipedus)

Stag beetles are a group of different species of beetle.

Male stag beetles use their jaws to wrestle each other. They fight over females and over food, such as tree sap or decaying fruits. Despite their often scary appearance they are not normally aggressive to humans.

Female stag beetles are usually smaller than the males.

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