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Phalacrognathus muelleri (W.J. MACLEAY, 1885).

Lamprima muelleri W.J. MACLEAY, 1885:135, 474 [Australia].

Dattari, 1886:1-8; Skuse, 1892:20

Phalacrognathus westwoodi SHIPP, 1893:223 [North Australia].

Phalacrognathus muelleri v. fuscomicans (KOLBE in litt) HEYNE & TASCHENBERG, 1908:49, pl. 6 [New Guinea, error] (nomen nudum).

Boileau, 1913:218; Mjoberg, 1916:12

Phalacrognathus fuscomicans (KOLBE in litt) KRIESCHE, 1919 [New Guinea, error].

Tillyard, 1926:227, pl.15; Didier, 1933:27; Didier & Séguy, 1953:59; Benesh, 1960:49; Hancock, 1970:15-16; Brunet, 1981; De Lisle, 1975:266; Klausnitzer, 1982:17; Hawkeswood, Callister & Antram, 1991:44, 46-48; Maes, 1992:9; Moore & Cassis, 1992:8

Phalacrognathus muelleri (MACLEAY); Mizunuma & Nagai, 1994:205, pl.2, fig. 23(1-7).

Wood, Hasenpusch & Storey, 1996:37-48.

Australia : Queensland : Helenvale, 15°43S-145°14E

Australia : Queensland : Kuranda, 16°49S-145°38E, IV-1990 (1 female citated by Mizunuma & Nagai 1994).

Australia : Queensland : Kuranda, 16°49S-145°38E, VII-1990 (1 male citated by Mizunuma & Nagai 1994).

Australia : Queensland : Kuranda, 16°49S-145°38E, X-1990 (1 female citated by Mizunuma & Nagai 1994).

Australia : Queensland : Kuranda, 16°49S-145°38E, XI-1990 (2 males citated by Mizunuma & Nagai 1994).

Australia : Queensland : Kuranda, 16°49S-145°38E, V-1992 (2 males citated by Mizunuma & Nagai 1994).

Australia : Queensland : Cairns, 16°55S-145°46E

Australia : Queensland : Evelyn, 17°30S145°27E

Australia : Queensland : Paluma Range : Cooktown, 19°15S-146°28E

Australia (TYPUS of Lamprima muelleri MAC LEAY)

Saproxylophagous :

Apocynaceae : Alstonia.

Cunioniaceae : Caldcluvia, Ceratopetalum.

Elaeocarpaceae : Sloanea.

Flindersiaceae : Flindersia.

Lauraceae : Beilschmiedia, Cryptocarya, Endiandra.

Meliaceae : Dysoxylum.

Mimosaceae : Acacia.

Monimiaceae : Daphnandra, Doryphora.

Moraceae : Ficus.

Myrtaceae : Eucalyptus, Xanthostemon.

Proteaceae : Cardwellia.

Rutaceae : Halfordia.

Sapotaceae : Palaquium.

Associated with Fungi :

Ganodermataceae : Ganoderma applanatum.

Polyporaceae : Nigrofomes melanoporus, Phellinus nr. Glaucescens, Phellinus robustus, Pycnoporus sp.

Natural enemies :

DIP. Tachinidae : Amphibolia ignorata.

HYM. Scoliidae : Liacos insularis.

COL. Mordellidae : Mordella elongatula (perhaps hyperparasitoid).

BIBLIOGRAPHY

MIZUNUMA T. & NAGAI S. (1994) The Lucanid Beetles of the World. Mushi-Sha's Iconographic Series of Insects, Ed. H. Fujita, Japan. Vol. I : 337 pp., 156 pls.

TEXT : MAES JEAN-MICHEL

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