Beetles World No. 20

Journal of biodiversity in Coleoptera

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Beetles World is an occasional published journal devoted to taxonomy and to biodiversity of Coleoptera. We offer cooperation on the new description for every taxonomist from all parts of the world. All rights, including reprinting of extracts, electronic or optical reproduction and translation belonging to the publisher.


Cyclommatus violaceus spec. nov. is described from the Philippines, Mindanao Island. The new species is closely related to Cyclommatus zuberi.

Key words: Coleoptera, Lucanidae, Cyclommatus violaceus, Cyclommatus zuberi, new species, Sibuyan, Mindanao, Philippines.


Colophon kirchneri spec. nov. from South Africa, Southern Cape Province is described and compared with the related species Colophon stokoei Banard, 1926, Colophon switalae Jacobs et Scholtz, 2015, Colophon deschodti Jacobs et Scholtz, 2015 and Colophon struempheri Jacobs et Scholtz, 2015.

Key words: Coleoptera, Lucanidae, Colophon kirchneri spec. nov., Colophon stokoei, Colophon switalae, Colophon deschodti, Colophon struempheri, South Africa, Hottentots Holland Mountains.


Aegus punctipennis kirchneri sspec. nov. will be described and compared with the nominotypical taxon Aegus punctipennis punctipennis from Borneo Island.

Key words: Coleoptera, Lucanidae, Aegus punctipennis kirchneri, Sumatra, Borneo.


Nigidius simoni spec. nov. from Mindoro Island, Philippines will be described and compared with the related species Nigidius laevicollis Westwood, 1837 distributed on Luzon, Marinduque, Negros and Sibuyan Islands, Philippines. Nigidius larssoni De Lisle, 1973 is recorded first time for Chinese fauna.

Key words: Coleoptera, Lucanidae, Nigidius simoni, Nigidius laevicollis, Nigidius larssoni, Mindoro, Luzon, Marinduque, Sibuyan, Negros, Philippines, Yunnan, China, new species, first record.