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Colophon eastmani  

Barnard, 1932 

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 Keeromberg, Worcester. Little is known about its biology but larvae probably feed on plant roots such as Restioniaceae. 22mm.

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

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

 

Colophon eastmani. Male genitalia. Parameres only. [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. 1932a. The Colophon. Journal of the Mountain Club of South Africa 34: 19-22. 

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Images and text by Margie Cochrane