The Life of Animals | Stag beetle | The English name is derived from the large and prominent lower jaw found the males of many species, which resemble the antlers. Pliny the Elder noted that Nig. Appointed kite Lucanus after the Italian region of Lucania where they were used as amulets The scientific name of Lucanus cervus is this word, the more cervus, deer.
Stag beetles women are generally smaller than males, with smaller mandibles. In the final stage larval, "L3", may be the larvae of larger species, such as Prosopocoilus giraffe, the size of a human finger. Lucanidae express male-specific "traits Arms" (horn size) often show variations in size between the individual scale ratio males.This known or static allometry.
1994 Lucanid beetles in the world. Mushi-sha, Tokyo. Didier Robert Eugene Seguy: 337 S. very useful work on the catalog lucanides world illustré in Encyclopédie Entomologique (1-223 Series A 27).