Colophon barnardi

Endrödy-Younga, 1988

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Coleoptera (beetles) > Polyphaga > Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea > Family: Lucanidae > Subfamily: Lucaninaae > Genus: Colophon

Found in the Langeberg Mountains near Swellendam. Little is known about its biology but larvae probably feed on plant roots such as Restioniaceae. Male 20mm, female 20-21mm.

Colophon barnardi

Colophon barnardi, male. Dorsal view of head and thorax. [image M. Cochrane, Iziko © ]

Colophon barnardi, male. Ventral view of head and thorax.  [image M. Cochrane, Iziko © ]

Colophon barnardi. Male genitalia. Aedeagus (Penis and parameres). [image M. Cochrane, Iziko © ]

Colophon barnardi. Male genitalia. Aedeagus (Penis and parameres).  [image M. Cochrane, Iziko © ]

Apomorphic species.  Aedeagus (penis and parameres) are  distinctly asymmetrical, the right paramere is strongly dilated forming a hook on the inner margin with the anal sternite correspondingly asymmetrical on the posterior margin; penis well sclerotised (cuticle hardened); anterior (front) margin of the clypeus raised above the level of the labrum at the suture (join). Compare genitalia of species groups.

This group includes Colophon barnardi, Colophon berrisfordi, Colophon cassoni, Colophon endroedyi, Colophon izardi, Colophon montisatris, Colophon neli, Colophon oweni, Colophon primosi, Colophon thunbergi, Colophon westwoodi and Colophon whitei.  (See Plesiopmorphic species).

Publications

  • ENDRÖDY-YOUNGA, S. 1988. Evidence for the low-altitude origin of the Cape Mountain Biome derived from the systematic revision of the genus Colophon Gray (Coleoptera, Lucanidae). Annals of the South African Museum 96(9) 359 – 424. 

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