A Cladognathid with five pubescent leaflets in the clava of the antennae (Coleoptera: Lucanidae)
The Stagbeetle described in the following lines and belonging to the genus Metopodontus of the subfamily Cladognathinae is very interesting by having five pubescent leaflets in the clava of the antennae. In all other known species of this subfamily the number of these leaflets is three. This is, as far as I know, the second example of an inconstant number of leaflets in the species of one and the same genus of the Lucanidae Lucanus and Metopodontus). In coloration as well as in general form the new species, for which I propose the specific title spectabilis, resembles Metopodontus cinctus Montr.
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Ritsema Cz., C. (1912). A Cladognathid with five pubescent leaflets in the clava of the antennae (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Notes from the Leyden Museum, 34(3/4), 183–184.