Life Cycle of a Stag Beetle

R 169

Description

Whereas the life cycles of many insects are measured in weeks, the life cycle of a stag beetle takes years to develop.  Eggs are laid in rotting wood, where larvae grow for six years before becoming pupae.  At that stage of their development, the hatching process speeds up.  In a few weeks, the adult stag beetle emerges.

Scientific Name: Lucanus cervus

Characteristics: The most striking characteristic of the adult stag beetle is its massive mandibles. The insect received its name because they resemble the antlers of a stag.

Size and Color: The realistic eggs are set in a rotting wood background, giving way to the soft, grub-like pupa. The adult figure measures 9cm (3 ½ inches) long.

All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.

Item No:  661416

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