CARBALLEIRA DE TRASFONTAO

Nature along the Way
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Location

Parish: Silleda (Santa Baia)

Place: Trasfontao

Silleda - Pontevedra

Coordinates:
42º 41' 15.9" N - 8º 13' 59.5" W

Description

Near the estate of the Pazo de Trasfontao is an oak wood containing some ancient specimens. This type of vegetation is home to the
biggest beetle in Europe, the stag beetle. Its name in Galician, escornabois, comes from the shape of its mandibles, which look like horns.
Arriba