Custom Search

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Neolucanus baongocae Nguyen, 2013

In the field trip to Lam Dong and Khanh Hoa Province in 2013, a Vietnamese researcher of Lucanidae, Mr. Nguyen Quang Thai, has found an extreme beautiful Neolucanus. The species then be described by him undername N. baongocae Nguyen, 2013; it be name after his little daughter.

The new species is typical with brighten color, red pronotum and brown yellow elytra, that not be seen in any Vietnamese Neolucanus. Lucanidae is a well known and one of the most completed studied insect group so the new discover of a species in the family is one of remarkable point of entomology.

Males/Paratypes of N. baongocae in dorsal view, photographed by the author (in the original description)

Holotype of N. baongocae in lateral view, photographed by the author (in the original description)




Post a Comment