The next destination was Hlavenka Karol's home in the city of Malacky
which is about 50km away from Bratislava. I was totally shocked to
see a specimen of Lucanus cervus of the astonishing size of 95mm here.
Every Slovakian beetle-lover has their own self-made specimen boxes
nicely set on the wall. Yes, I was very much impressed.
Hlavenka Karol and his wife.
The one in the middle is the 95mm-sized Lucanus cervus.
|I can't convey even half of its real dignity by a mere picture.
It looked like a totally different living thing from a regular 70mm
|The Lucanus cervus here is also large.
It is a 90mm-class beetle.