A guide to stag beetles of australia is a comprehensive account of the 95 lucanid species found in australia this book reveals their diversity and beauty looks in detail at their morphology habitats and ecology and explains how to collect keep and preserve them. About 1400 species of stag beetle family lucanidae have so far been scientifically described and named worldwide of these 95 occur in australia including some of the most spectacular species many however lead cryptic lives their grub like larvae chew away quietly in or under fungus riddled . Their aesthetic appeal and the rarity of some species make them of great value to collectors the beetles in the subfamily lampriminae are splendidly colorful while others show an amazing variety in male mandible size and structure a guide to stag beetles of australiais a comprehensive account of the 98 lucanid species found in australia. Request pdf on researchgate a guide to stag beetles of australia a comprehensive guide to the australian species of lucanidae there are currently 95 australian species includes species from . For stag beetle diversity in australia and also worldwide simsons stag beetle hoplogonus simsoni described by major fjs parry in 1875 figure 3 and named for its collector augustus simson parry 1875 was the first discovered of the three hoplogonus species which are confined to the blue tier region of north east tasmania
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