Distribution: Found across the southern parts of Australia.
Remarks: This beetle was approximately 25 millimetres long.
We have photographed this beetle in December.
The Western Australian population of beetles was previously thought to be a separate species, Lamprima micardi. However, a revision of the genus in 2018 established that it is actually Lamprima aurata.
References: A Guide to Stag Beetles of Australia. George Hagnay and Roger De Keyzer. 2017
Revision of the genus Lamprima Latreille, 1804 (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Chris A.M. Reid, Kindi Smith & Max Beatson. 2018. https://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4446.2.1
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