Wrestling beetles by Vadim Trunov (5 images)

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A male stag beetle throws its opponent over its back as the pair fight for food and females. The wrestling red and black beetles use their horns to battle as the winner tosses the losing male off the log where they were fighting.

The 8cm long beetles are the largest species in Europe, and are listed as endangered. They spend most of their life-cycle buried underground as larvae, emerging only for a few weeks to mate during mid-May. Photographer Vadim Trunov, 34, spotted the...
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