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Classification ........Platyceropsis keeni (Casey, 1895)

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Scarabaeoidea
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Lucaninae
 
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Platycerus keeni Casey 1895: 153. (orig. comb.)
Platycerus pedicellaris Möllenkamp, 1912: 302 (synonym)

........P. keeni (Casey), male (left) and female (right).
........Photos by M.J. Paulsen
 
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Distribution of P. keeni.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Distribution:

 

Benesh, B. 1946. A systematic revision of the Holarctic genus Platycerus Geoffroy (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 63: 139-203. [known from Massett, BC; Moclips and Seaview, WA; Cannon Beach, Gearhart, Neskowin, Taft, and Waldport, OR; Arcata, CA].

 
 
 

Van Dyke, E.C. 1928. Notes and descriptions of new species of Lucanidae and Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) from western North America. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 4: 105-113.

 
 

Remarks:

 

This species is found in spring (March - May) under driftwood along the Pacific coast from the Queen Charlotte Is., BC, to Humboldt Bay, CA. Benesh (1946) reported that both sexes are flightless.

 
 
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Author: M. J. Paulsen
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20/DEC/2006
University of Nebraska State Museum - Division of Entomology