Stag Beetle
Stag beetles are one of the most spectacular looking insects in Britain, named because the male’s large jaws look just like the antlers of a stag.  As well as being one of the largest, they are sadly one of our rarer beetles.  They spend most of their life underground as larvae, only emerging for a few weeks to find a mate and reproduce. Stag beetles and their larvae are quite harmless and a joy to watch.