Cacostomus squamosus

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Cacostomus squamosus
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Cacostomus squamosus, adult
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Lucanidae
Genus: Cacostomus
Species: C. squamosus
Binomial name
Cacostomus squamosus
Newman, 1840

Cacostomus squamosus is a beetle of the Lucanidae family found in Australia. It is a diurnal species reaching a length up to 25 mm in males; it occurs on flowers in the eastern coastal forests of Australia. Its larvae, like those of most species of stag beetles, live in decaying wood.[1]


  1. ^ Hangay, George; A Guide to the Beetles of Australia pp76

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