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Apterodorcus Arrow, 1943
........Apterodorcus Arrow, 1943: 139

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Scarabaeoidea
Lucanidae
Lucaninae
 
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Aegognathus
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Montesinus
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Apterodorcus

sap
A. bacchus (Hope), male.
Photo by M.J. Paulsen

Female A. bacchus feeding on
Nothofagus sap, with
Pycnosiphorus caelatus.

 

Distribution: Southern South America: Chile, Argentina.

Revision or Synopsis:

Mondaca E., J., and M.J. Paulsen. 2008. Revision of the genus Apterodorcus Arrow (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Lucaninae) of southern South America. Zootaxa 1922: 21-32.

Composition: 2 species.
 

Taxonomy:

 

Arrow, G.J. 1943. On the genera and nomenclature of the lucanid Coleoptera, and descriptions of a few new species. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London, (B) 12: 133-143.

 
 
 

Benesh, B. 1945. Some remarks on the genus Apterodorcus Arrow (Coleoptera : Lucanidae). Entomological News. 56: 229-234.

 
 
Mondaca E., J., and M.J. Paulsen. 2008. Revision of the genus Apterodorcus Arrow (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Lucaninae) of southern South America. Zootaxa 1922: 21-32.
 
 
 

Species profile: (click on species name)

A. bacchus (Hope)
A. tristis (Deyrolle)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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