I don’t know how Stag Beetles survive without human crisis management. I found this one “dancing.” His six legs were flailing back and forth as he lay on his back on Monday night. If I hadn’t turned it over, I think it would still be dancing tonight.
Then again, maybe they can easily right themselves but there is some advantage to lying on their backs and waving their legs. Maybe it’s an invitation for mates to party. It seems inconceivable they don’t have a surefire method to flip over.
There are 1,200 species of Stag Beetles. It’s anyone’s guess which one this is.