Now That’s a BIG Beetle!

Stag Beetle

Here’s something I wasn’t expecting today.  On my way back to the car after the hot air balloon festival (more on that later!), I had to do a double take when I saw this beetle making its way along the sidewalk in Poughkeepsie.  It was about the length of my thumb and was reddish-brown in color.

I’m no expert on insects, but after a little research, this appears to be a stag beetle.  I’ve never seen nor photographed one before!  I apologize to those who do not like bugs and insects, but this was too cool for me to pass up posting.

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One Response to Now That’s a BIG Beetle!

  1. I remember seeing stag beetles in the park next to my backyard whilst growing up. Truly impressive insects.

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