Rainbow Stag Beetle

A rainbow Stag Beetle sits in the palm of a person's hand.

Animal's Behavior
The larvae of the rainbow stag beetle species (Phalacrognathus muelleri) develop within rotting wood.

Eating Habits
Eats many different types of plant material. Sap and older fruit are favored.

Queensland, Australia

Animal Facts
The defining characteristic of the male of the species is his remarkably large jaws.