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Stag beetle

Lucanus placidus

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota


Size: 3/4 - 1 1/4 inch long

Description: Reddish brown to dark brown in color with large mandibles (jaws), especially the males.

Where/When: Found throughout May and June in yards and gardens associated with decaying stumps and logs. Also attracted to lights at night.

Significance: Beneficial as a recycler of decaying wood; does not harm people or damage turf or trees.

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