Lam­prima ae­nea (male)

27–30mm

Australian Geographic - - Geo buzz -

Green is this species’ typ­i­cal colour; vari­a­tions in­clude dark bronze and even blue. It’s Nor­folk Is­land’s only en­demic stag bee­tle but, due to de­struc­tion of its for­est habi­tat, it has be­come rare in the wild. How­ever, there are good num­bers with breed­ers – mostly in Tai­wan and Ja­pan.

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