Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758)
|English:||Big Stag Beetle|
|Location:||Austria, Wien, Lainzer Tiergarten|
|Copyright:||Per Hoffmann Olsen|
|Camera:||Canon EOS M50|
|Lens:||Canon 100mm 1:2.8 Macro|
Found this really Big Stag Beetle sitting on a treetrunk of an old dying Oak. It is the biggest I have ever seen alive. I estimate it to about 7 to 7,5 cm in length. As a comparison, my index finger is about 8 cm long.
There are some small ant running around on the Stag Beetle. They help a little to grasp the size of this monster.