Wood, G.A. and Hasenpusch, J. and Storey, R.I. (1996) The life history of Phalacrognathus Muelleri (Macleay) (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Australian Entomologist, 23 (2). pp. 37-48.
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The life history of Phalacrognathus muelleri (Macleay) is described and aspects of its biology discussed. The species is restricted to the wet tropics of northern Queensland where it breeds in rotting wood in rainforest. Larvae have been extracted from the wood of 27 tree species in 13 families. All larvae found were in wood attacked by white rot fungi. The final instar larva is described. Larva, pupa, and parasites are figured.
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|Keywords:||Phalacrognathus muelleri; Coleoptera: Lucanida; wet tropics; rainforest.|
|Subjects:||Science > Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects|
|Deposited On:||08 Jul 2004|
|Last Modified:||18 Apr 2011 22:18|
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