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Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Stag Beetle)

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NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of Lucanus cervus (Stag Beetle)

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Stag beetles - Love is all they need: http://maria.fremlin.de/stagbeetles/index.html Stag beetles - Love is all they need
Sterry, P., 2002, Male Stag Beetles, British Wildlife, Vol 13, No. 4: Front cover (Colour photograph) Male Stag Beetles

General Works

Harvey, D.J., Hawes, C.J., Gange, A.C., Finch, P., Chesmore, D. & Farr, I., 2011 Development of non-invasive monitoring methods for larvae and adults of the stag beetle, Lucanus cervus
Pratt, C.R., 2003 A modern review of the history of the Stag Beetle Lucanus cervus Linnaeus (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) in Great Britain

Regional

Nilsson, G. E., Rosseland, E. & Zachariassen, K.E., 2009 (Colour photograph) The stag beetle Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera, Lucanidae) found in Norway

Lucanus cervus may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
EUMETAZOA
(metazoans)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)
PTERYGOTA
(bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
COLEOPTERA
(beetles)
SCARABAEOIDEA
(scarabs, dung and stag beetles)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Lucanus cervus is associated with:

imago Broadleaved trees - broadleaved, frondose or deciduous trees imago feeds on exudate Jessop, L., 1986
imago Rosaceae - roses and fruit trees (Rosales) imago grazes on fruit Jessop, L., 1986
larva Fagus - beeches (Fagales: Fagaceae) larva feeds within dead or rotten wood of esp. stump Jessop, L., 1986
larva Quercus - oaks (Fagales: Fagaceae) larva feeds within dead or rotten wood Major Bullock, J.A., 1992,
Jessop, L., 1986
larva Tilia - limes (Malvales: Malvaceae) larva feeds within dead or rotten wood of esp. stump Bullock, J.A., 1992,
Jessop, L., 1986
larva Ulmus - elms (Rosales: Ulmaceae) larva feeds within dead or rotten wood of esp. stump Bullock, J.A., 1992,
Jessop, L., 1986
larva Broadleaved trees - broadleaved, frondose or deciduous trees larva feeds within dead or rotten wood of esp. stump Jessop, L., 1986

There may be more taxa associated with Lucanus cervus listed at higher taxonomic level

INSECTA
(true insects)
COLEOPTERA
(beetles)

Associated with Lucanus cervus:

Lucanus cervus may be associated with taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
INSECTA
(true insects)
COLEOPTERA
(beetles)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

References

Bullock, J.A., 1992 Host Plants of British Beetles: A List of Recorded Associations
Jessop, L., 1986 Dung Beetles and Chafers (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea)
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