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The life history of Phalacrognathus Muelleri (Macleay) (Coleoptera: Lucanidae)

Wood, G.A., 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.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:© Entomological Society of Queensland.
Keywords:Phalacrognathus muelleri; Coleoptera: Lucanida; wet tropics; rainforest.
Subjects:Science > Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects
Live Archive:08 Jul 2004
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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