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Colophon cameroni  

Barnard, 1929 

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: Lucaninae > Genus: Colophon

Found in Waaihoek, Witzenberg, Fonteinjiesberg, Hex River Mountains. Little is known about its biology but larvae probably feed on plant roots such as Restioniaceae. 24-25mm.

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

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

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

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

Pleisiomorphic species. The aedeagus (penis and parameres) appears almost symmetrical although the parameres (claspers) are slightly asymetrical (therefore the anal sternite evenly rounded); penis feebly sclerotized (cuticle not hardened) with transverse ribbing; clypeus meets labrum (components of the head ) on even level. Compare genitalia of species groups.

This group includes Colophon cameroni, Colophon eastmani,, Colophon haughtoni, Colophon kawaii and Colophon stokoei.

Publications

  • BARNARD, K. H. 1929. A study of the genus Colophon Gray. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 18: 163 182. 

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Images and text by Margie Cochrane