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Species Lucanus placidus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea (Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles)
Family Lucanidae (Stag Beetles)
Subfamily Lucaninae
Tribe Lucanini
Genus Lucanus
Species placidus (Lucanus placidus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lucanus placidus Say 1825
Syns: lentus Laporte, rupicapra Dejean (nomen nudum), Pseudolucanus placidus
Explanation of Names
placidus - Latin for 'smooth, pleasing' (1)
Size
19-32 mm
Identification
Similar to L. capreolus, but much darker, elytra more punctate. Legs dark reddish brown, no light brown patches as in capreolus. Several small teeth on inside of mandibles of male--capreolus has only one.
Range
NM-AL-ON-MN (2)
Habitat
Sandy areas
Season
Apr-Jul (BG data)
Life Cycle
Comes to light. Males fight, sometimes in the open, as on lawns.
Print References
Hoffman, C.H. 1937. Biological notes on Pseudolucanus placidus Say, Platycerus quercus Weber and Ceruchus piceus Weber (Lucanidae-Coleoptera). Entomological News 48: 281-284.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.