Using other methods of trapping insects, such as light traps or traps baited with food, do not work with adult stag beetles
because they are not reliably attracted to light and the species does not eat during the adult phase of its life cycle.
Although they look fierce they are actually harmless to humans - they use their big jaws to show-off to females and for fighting other stag beetles
And more than won has landed in trouble because collecting wild insects, including stag beetles
, without permits carries a fine of
SCIENTISTS involved in a conservation project have been bugging the homes of stag beetle
Not many, I'll wager - not that I think you hear Stag Beetles
Dear Editor, -Regarding your article about stag beetles
in the Midlands (Post, Jul 21), I am surprised at the phrase 'experts had only previously known of its existence in the south and south west of England'.
The Japanese children's pastime of catching stag beetles
during the sultry summer months appears to be turning into outright ''beetlemania'' given the reported surge in overseas poaching of the six-legged black diamonds for sale in Japan.
The arrest of two Japanese men on charges of trying to smuggle 271 pair of stag beetles
to Japan 10 days ago has revealed a flourishing illegal trade in the indigenous Nepalese species, various reports showed Tuesday.
So, when two stag beetles
fight, they duke it out like antagonists in a Hollywood action film.
She has a passion for nature, which is why stag beetles
march across reclaimed chintz tea plates and tired old chairs are revitalised with vibrant blooms and butterflies flit in a flash of colour over delicate old glasses.
, typically found in south England, could also be found in the parks, gardens and woodlands of Wales.
are classed as endangered species across Europe and their habitats must be protected under EC law.