Lamprima aurata

Meaning of name: Unknown.

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

Atlas of Living Australia  https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:8fc6a1c2-3853-4074-b419-2c7b08334934#overview

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