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Dorcus brevis larvae?


Ryan Minard
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O.K. so I've found the rare Dorcus brevis in my area and these larvae I find seem to look like larvae of the Dorcus genus... not Lucanus or Platycerus. Most of the larvae that look like this were found in areas near to my previous Dorcus sightings. Compare to pictures of Lucanus and Platycerus larvae of your own if you must.

 

Tell me if you disagree but i've seen both and this is lookin' more and more like D. brevis to me every day:

 

OH... and I'll try and get headshots later because it's always important in identifying lucanids! The mandibles of these particular grubs seem different than Lucanus.

 

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NOW LET US COMPARE THE SUPPOSED DORCUS LARVAE TO OTHER WILD CAUGHT LARVAE!

 

A. It is extra thick at this point though it is hard to tell in this picture

B. Color is very light and much like the rest of the larvae (which I don't see in my local Lucanus and Platycerus larvae).

C. Again... Spiracles nearly invisible! WTH? It's not a freshly molted larvae because all of these supposed Dorcus larvae look like this.

DORCUS IN THE MIDDLE

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DORCUS ON THE LEFT

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DORCUS IN THE MIDDLE

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DORCUS IN THE MIDDLE

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