Below right is a photo of stag beetle larvae at different stages of development. From the left: first, second and third instars. The biggest larva, 9 g, is one year older than the smaller ones and has by now accumulated enough fat to enable it to pupate the next year.
Photo taken by Maria Fremlin, 4 October 2010.
Stag beetles - all they need is love and wood
To ensure that, one needs to plant trees all the time.
When did you last plant a tree in your garden, or anywhere else?
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