What do you call a large beetle resting on a deer’s antler?
Stag Beetle (Lucanus cervus)
The larvae grub of a Stag Beetle is slow growing and can live up to seven years feeding on rotting wood from a wide range of trees especially Oak.
In the wild stag beetles will drink from fallen fruit for example, apples, plums and cherries. One of their old English names is cherry-eaters. They will also feed on sap-runs on trees and in captivity will drink from a mixture of honey and water.