Stag beetles in Slovenia are an endangered specie. Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation (IRSNC) has been collecting data about endangered beetle species for 6 years and has now sent a call for Stag beetle sighting and inventory at the Institute’s portal.
We have been seeing stag beetles (male and female) quite often in the past few weeks but never had a camera at hand. Today we finally made a portrait of a female stag beetle, next to our garden. We are happy that she feels at home at our place! With our entry on the portal we are ‘contributing to the scientific study of these (endangered) species’ as written on IRSNC webpage.
Here’s our entry at the portal and some photos below 🙂