Lucanidae (stag beetles; subclass Pterygota, order Coleoptera) Family of large, shiny, brown or black beetles, 10–66 mm long, in which the mandibles of males are often developed into ‘antlers’, which are probably used in fighting between males. The antennae are elbowed, with clubs of flattened, expanded segments. There is a wide size range within species, females generally being smaller. The larvae are curved, and fleshy. Their antennae are well developed, their legs slender. They live in rotting wood, taking 3–6 years to develop. They stridulate by rubbing the last two pairs of legs together. Adults feed on sap and liquids. There are 750 species.
More From encyclopedia.com
Crustaceans , The crustaceans are a group of animals that belong to the class Crustacea in the phylum Arthropoda (organisms with segmented bodies, jointed legs or… Deer , Deer Deer are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates. This order also includes the antelopes, bovines, and giraffes. Deer are gen… Ant , ant, any of the 2,500 insect species constituting the family Formicidae of the order Hymenoptera, to which the bee and the wasp also belong. Like mos… Proboscis monkey , Proboscis monkey The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) of Borneo belongs to the primate family Cercopithecidae. It is grouped with the langurs, lea… Behavior , Amphibians are not by nature especially social creatures. Most live solitary lives, and even when they form temporary aggregations, they tend to igno… Cricket , Crickets (order Orthoptera, family Grillidae) are found throughout the world except for the polar regions. More than 900 species have been described.…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like