Stag beetles have always been very much part of our culture.
Below is a water colour is 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.
Here are a few links to other cultural examples; the first link is for a book - Lucanus cervus depictus - which couldn't sum better the role of stag beetles in our culture, the others are simply examples not found in there.
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Last modified: Sat Jan 17 10:55:10 GMT 2009
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