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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Velutinodorcus velutinus (Thomson, 1862)

Velutinodorcus velutinus (Thomson, 1862) is wide distributed species but it is not so common species. It was found from Hunan, Gansu China to Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar and India. In Vietnam, it were recorded from Tam Dao, Vinh Phuc Province, Mau Son, Lang Son Province and recently it was found from Bidoup National Park, Lam Dong Province. The syntype of the species is deposited in Paris Museum of Nature History, France.
The species is very special in color and structure of surface of body, they are small size stag beetles.

Velutinodorcus velutinus (Thomson, 1862), photographed by Cuong Do

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