Stag Beetles


Summary 6

Stag beetles are a group of about 1,200 species of beetle in the family Lucanidae, presently classified in four subfamilies Some species grow up to over 12 cm (4.8 in), but most are about 5 cm (2 in).

SoCal Status 7

There are very few records of Lucanidae in BugGuide for California.

Known Species per The California Beetle Database .
Platycerus cribripennis
Platycerus marginalis
Platycerus oregonensis
Sinodendron rugosum

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