“Violet” by Hole
“I’m the one with no soul, one above and one below…”
…is a species of stag beetle that is native to the island of New Guinea in Indonesia. L.adolphinae ranges greatly in color and individuals can sport green, gold, brown, and blue coloration. Despite their ‘menacing’ appearance L.adolphinae are not carnivorous and feed mostly on tree sap and rotting fruits. Male L.adolphinae sport two large mandibles which are used for fighting other males. These fights will usually be over mating rights but may also be over food. Like other stag beetles L.adolphinae larvae are deposited into rotting wood where they will develop until they pupate.