Description of the female of Xiphodontus endroedyi Bartolozzi, 2005 (Coleoptera: Lucanidae)

  • Luca Bartolozzi | Museum of Natural History, Zoological Section “La Specola”, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy.
  • Renzo Perissinotto School of Environmental Sciences, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth 6031, South Africa.
  • Lynette Clennell Macau Anglican College, Taipa-Macau, China.


The female of Xiphodontus endroedyi Bartolozzi, 2005 is described for the first time. The new locality record for this species shows that it actually has a wide distribution range across the Cape Floral Region, in the Fynbos Biome. Both larvae and adults were found boring into dead wood at the base of senescent trunks of a variety of Proteaceae species, including the alien invasive Hakea sericea.


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Lucanidae, Xiphodontus, female, South Africa, distribution
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Bartolozzi, L., Perissinotto, R., & Clennell, L. (2019). Description of the female of Xiphodontus endroedyi Bartolozzi, 2005 (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Fragmenta Entomologica, 51(2), 187-188.