A Stag Night in Colchester, Essex, UK.

Here are some photos of a spontaneous stag beetle mating behaviour which took place in a street during a wery warm summer evening, 7th June 2003.
In the space of 25 minutes three beetles managed to mate with the only female around.
I was extremely lucky to have been able to capture this absolutely amazing mating display in the wild.
Click on a picture to see a larger view, above each view is the time shown as hrs:min:sec (British Summer Time).

This is a more detailed description of what came in the following article:
A Stag Night in Colchester, by Maria Fremlin. The AES BUG CLUB, Volume 13, No. 1, 14-17, February 2005. [PDF]

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