The Stag Beetle, belonging to the Lucanidae family, is one of the most successful beetles on Earth. It is known for its large size and distinct antler-like mandibles in males, which are used for territorial battles and courtship displays. The female stag beetles have smaller mandibles and are often less noticeable. These beetles are commonly found in forests and woodlands, where they feed on decaying plant material, tree sap, and fruits. The Stag Beetle's elongated body and sturdy exoskeleton allow it to be well adapted for its burrowing lifestyle. Its wings are concealed under hard wing covers, used for protection and to retain moisture. The Stag Beetle's life cycle begins as a larvae, spending several years in decaying wood before transforming into an adult beetle. The adults are short-lived and primarily active during the warmer months of the year. The Stag Beetle is found in different parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, and North America.