200 stag beetle reports were received from Franconia until Wednesday. This is the result of the weather and a very nice advertising campaign for the stag beetle. Males dominate the reports with over 90 %, this will soon shift somewhat.
The wave is now rolling fast towards the north, where a few reports are already coming in. However, the stag beetles are not yet so noticeable there, which is also due to the fact that there has been less sensitisation this year. In Bavaria, we are a cooperation partner of this special campaign and therefore proud and happy about the results.
The stag beetles are doing better again, but we should still keep them in focus. This year I observed for the first time that males could not penetrate the hard, dried-up soil surface. Stag beetles like it warm, but also sometimes cool and damp.