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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Diphyllostomatidae - False Stag Beetles

Diphyllostoma fimbriata - Diphyllostoma fimbriatum - male - female Diphyllostoma fimbriata - Diphyllostoma fimbriatum - female Diphyllostoma fimbriata - Diphyllostoma fimbriatum - male Diphyllostoma fimbriatum
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 Diphyllostomatidae (False Stag Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Diphyllostomatidae Holloway 1972
a single genus with 3 spp., all in our area(1)
5-9 mm(1)
precinctive to California(1)
Print References
Fall H.C. (1901) Two new species of Lucanidae from California. Canadian Entomologist 33: 289-292.
Fall H.C. (1932) Diphyllostoma: a third species. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 8: 159-161.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Generic Guide to New World Scarab Beetles (by Brett Ratcliffe and Mary Liz Jameson)