| The larvae of Lucanid beetles often spend over
four years actually in the larval stage. This long
stage of growth allows time for the males to develop
their long horns that ironically are mainly used
just for the mating process. They also have a cream
colored and soft transparent body with six orange
legs, an orange head and very sharp brown pincers.
They feed in gardens, tree stumps, and rotting
fence posts, or anywhere else rotting wood is found.
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