Sunday, July 16, 2017
Boom in fearsome stag beetles a boon for ecology
A female stag beetle, left, has smaller "horn" than does a male, right
July 16, 2017
These beetles can live for two years, but much of that time is spent in the larval stage. The grubs are as impressive as the adults. They are finger-sized tubular bags of goo capped with a chestnut-colored head capsule. You’re unlikely to encounter the larva, though — they remain ensconced in decaying wood.
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A stately Sycamore, Platanus occidentalis , rises from rich alluvial soils along a stream. White and brown barked Sycamore trees are easil...