Ryan Minard Posted January 20, 2012 Report Share Posted January 20, 2012 O.K. so I set out on 1/19/12 to find more larvae and at least one adult of the rare Dorcus brevis. I was also hoping to acquire adult Platycerus virescens specimens on this beautiful day! Similar information can be found at my Facebook page,Coleoptera First thing I came across was Lucanus larvae. I already have enough of these so I wasn't too excited. BUT... what I found next was shocking! I found Dorcus larvae! About fifteen of them! Below is a picture of a Dorcus larvae I found during one of my previous trips to the woods. Not only did I find 15 larvae (which were about 35-40mm on average) but I also found 1 adult male Dorcus brevis. Below are some pictures of it. After harvesting any Dorcus larvae and one adult I moved on to another collecting zone. What I found there was pretty good! At first it seemed like there was only Lucanus species... but I looked closer and saw many adult Platycerus virescens. Below is a couple of the ones I collected yesterday (not all of them though): Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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