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Stag beetles and culture

Stag beetles have always been very much part of our culture. There is already a superb collection in a book dedicated to that: Lucanus cervus depictus; the examples here are just extras.

Below left is a water colour by the German artist, Albrecht Dürer, 1471-1528. Nowadays in Germany stag beetles still have the most interesting vernacular names, thus reflecting their long standing popularity.

Water colour and bodycolour, 142x114 mm, by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), 1505.

If you have any contributions, contact: Maria Fremlin.

Last modified: Wed Dec 3 2014

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