Lucanidae


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Lucanidae

[lü′kan·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The stag beetles, a cosmopolitan family of coleopteran insects in the superfamily Scarabaeoidea.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Lucanidae

 

(stag beetles), a family of beetles. In many species the mandibles of the males resemble horns (hence the common name). The antennae form a pectinate club. The body, including the jaws, reaches a length of 11 cm. There are about 800 species; the beetles are especially numerous in tropical forests. The USSR has 15 species, including Lucanus cervus. The larvae develop in rotting wood, hastening its decomposition and humification.

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Adotou-se nesta revisao a divisao proposta por MORON (2010) que inclui 12 familias (Cetoniidae, Geotrupidae, Glaphyridae, Glaresidae, Hybosoridae, Lucanidae, Melolonthidae, Ochodaeidae, Passalidae, Pleocomidae, Scarabaeidae e Trogidae).
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WATERHOUSE, C.O., 1873.-Description of a new species of Lucanidae. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 10: 110-111.