Beetles World No. 22

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.


A new species of stag beetle, Capreolucanus zhuchuangi spec. nov. (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Lucaninae) is described from Yunnan Province, China. The differential diagnosis of the new species from C. sicardi Didier, 1928 is provided. Important morphological characters of the new species are illustrated.

Key words: Coleoptera, Lucanidae, Lucaninae, Capreolucanus, China, new species, taxonomy


Two new taxa of the genus Eolucanus Kurosawa, 1970 are described. Eolucanus jonnae spec. nov. from northern India and Eolucanus davidis guizhouensis sspec nov. from China, Guizhou Province are figured and compared with the related taxa. An extraordinary big male of Eolucanus prometheus (Boucher et Huang, 1991) from Tibet, Bomi area and a pair of Eolucanus adi from northeast India, Arunachal Pradesh are pictured. The recently described taxa Eolucanus adi (Okuda et Maeda, 2015) comb. nov. and Eolucanus gracilis charchokpai (Okuda et Maeda, 2014) comb. nov. are transferred from the genus Lucanus Scopoli to the genus Eolucanus Kurosawa, 1970. All described taxa of the genus Eolucanus are listed in a table.

Key words: Coleoptera, Lucanidae, Eolucanus jonnae, Eolucanus davidis guizhouensis, Eolucanus adi, Eolucanus gracilis charchokpai, new species, India, China, Tibet, Myanmar