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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Lucanus gravidus Saito et Zilioli, 2018

This species is a rare Lucanus that found from North Vietnam, it very close to Lucanus fujitai that was described by Katsura and his wife (Doan Lan Giang) in 2002.

Males of Lucanus gravidus Saito et Zilioli, 2018 (the photo from holotype in orginal description).

The species mainly difference from its close species (L. fujitai) with stronger mandibles, larger and more pronounced posterolateral corners of the cephalic lobes. And the aedaegus with longer flagellum, shorter and thinner median lobe and longer apically curved parameres.

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