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May Species of the Month - Stag Beetle Lucanus cervus - The Mouth - Bournemouth - Poole - Christchurch
Ecology and Conservation: The majority of the stag beetles life is actually lived underground as a larvae feeding on rotting wood. The beetle spends between 3 to 7 years in this state before pupating and emerging as an adult between May and August. As an adult the beetle will only live for one summer. Stag …