Aegus laevicollis (Saunders, 1854) (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Lucaninae)

Aegus laevicollis (Saunders, 1854)

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Descriptions: An only species of genus Aegus occurring in southern South Korea, is very small sized and rarely collected. Known to occur in pine forest, and feed on dead pines. A detailed rearing information can be found in Korean language in Kim & Sung 2015 reference listed in the bottom.

Remark: Near Threatened species in Korean Red List.

References
Kim, S.I. and J.I. Kim. 2010. Review of family Lucanidae (Insecta, Coleoptera) in Korea with the description of one new species. Entomological research 40: 55-81.
Kim, J.Y. and M.H. Sung. 2015. Breeding and rearing of Aegus laevicollis. A quarterly Journal of Entomology, No. 2: 37-44. ISSN: 2384-3403.

*Pictured specimens are donated to Dr. M.J. Paulsen (University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln, NE).

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