Photographer: George Finch
The stag beetle is eating the leaves to gain the loss of energy flying and walking to the food but the stag beetle mainly gets its energy from when it was in its larvae form. Stag beetles also eat the sap that comes from trees and can be found eating Decaying wood, logs, stumps, nectar, fruits, flowers and smaller insects when other food sources are not as readily available. But the older stag beetles however haven’t been seen eating. We also have about ten of these beetles in our garden before as we have decomposing roots and log been seen around the village. Their favourite spot is in the roots of an old hedge. If they feel threatened by something they will attack with their pinchers and hold on. As I have found out to my cost.