Stag Beetle

Chili 1987Chili 1948Chili 1995
Darwin's Stag Beetle
Chiasognathus granti
(Lucanidae)
Darwin's Stag Beetle
Chiasognathus granti
(Lucanidae)
Darwin's Stag Beetle
Chiasognathus granti
(Lucanidae)
Sao Tome & Principe 1996Czechoslovakia 1962Republic of
Equatorial Guinea 1978
Japan 1987
Giant Stag Beetle
Lucanus elaphus
(Lucanidae)
European Stag Beetle
Lucanus cervus
(Lucanidae)
Chestnut-color Stag Beetle
Lucanus capreolus
(Lucanidae)
Stag Beetle
Lucanus maculifemoratus
(Lucanidae)
Taiwan 2008Japan 1986Taiwan 1997Taiwan 2008
Stag Beetle
Lucanus datunesis
(Lucanidae)
Giant Stag Beetle
Dorcus hopei
(Lucanidae)
Giant Stag Beetle
Dorcus tormosanus
(Lucanidae)
Giant Stag Beetle
Dorcus schenklingi
(Lucanidae)
Netherlands New Guinea 1961Mongolia 1991Norfolk Island 1989Taiwan 2008
Papua Golden Stag Beetle
Lamprima adolphinae
(Lucanidae)
Papua Golden Stag Beetle
Lamprima adolphinae
(Lucanidae)
Aenea Golden Stag Beetle
Lamprima aenea
(Lucanidae)
Narrow Red Stag
Cyclommatus asahinai
(Lucanidae)
Democratic Republic of Congo 1971Ghana 2002Thailand 2001Bolivia 2001
African Red Stag Beetle
Metopodontus savagei
(Lucanidae)
Tarandus Giant Stag Beetle
Mesotopus tarandus
(Lucanidae)
Giraffa Saw Stag Beetle
Cladognathus giraffa
(Lucanidae)
Feisthameli Stag Beetle
Sphaenognathus feisthameli
(Lucanidae)
Taiwan 2008Japan 2013Republic of Togo 1996Republic of Gabon 1978
Stag Beetle
Neolucanus swinhoei
(Lucanidae)
Insular Endemic Stag Beetle
Neolucanus insulicola donan
(Lucanidae)
Black-stripe Stag Beetle (Male)
Odontolabis curera
(Lucanidae)
Field Form Stag Beetle
Homoderus mellyi
(Lucanidae)


Poland 1997 BRASSRussia 2013 BRASS+COPPER-NICKEL
European Stag Beetle
Lucanus cervus
(Lucanidae)
European Stag Beetle
Lucanus cervus
(Lucanidae)
SumatraLiechtensteinAustralia 2014
2017 ALUMINUM-BRONZE2021 COPPER-NICKELALUMINUM BRONZE
European Stag Beetle
Lucanus cervus
(Lucanidae)
European Stag Beetle
Lucanus cervus
(Lucanidae)
Rainbow Stag Beetle
Phalacrognathus muelleri
(Lucanidae)

Stag Beetle
Neolucanus insulicola
(Lucanidae)
(COLEOPTERA)
Saw Stag Beetle
Prosopocoilus inclinatus
(Lucanidae)
(COLEOPTERA)
Elaphus Narrow Red Stag
Cyclommatus elaphus
(Lucanidae)
(COLEOPTERA)
Lessar Blue Stag Beetle
Platycerus acuticollis
(Lucanidae)
(COLEOPTERA)
Aurata Golden Stag Beetle
Lamprima aurata
(Lucanidae)
(COLEOPTERA)
Rainbow Stag Beetle
Phalacrognathus muelleri
(Lucanidae)
(COLEOPTERA)
Field Form Stag Beetle
Homoderus mellyi
(Lucanidae)
(COLEOPTERA)


The male of Darwin's Stag Beetle drawn on one kind in 25 kinds of Gay natural history magazine 100-year commemorative stamps issued with dust in 1948 is Stag beetle famous for that the form has changed and the beautiful thing of color from ancient times. Although a color is brown, reflection like a rainbow is carried out according to the hit condition of light. It lives only in the high ground in the Andes of dust, and mountain, such as Ecuador and Bolivia, requires the similar kind. Although various Stag beetle is in the world now, Darwin's Stag Beetle is the oldest kind and is considered that a primitive form is shown. It turns out that the fossil of this kind of female was found from near the Caspian Sea, and it was widely distributed also over the Eurasian Continent and was prosperous in the once warm time. What environmental change has influenced how until it declines gradually, narrows a habitat region and comes to maintain life at Andes mountain at last?

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