Lucanus laminifer

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Lucanus laminifer
Lucanidae - Lucanus laminifer.JPG
Male Lucanus laminifer from India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Lucanidae
Subfamily: Lucaninae
Genus: Lucanus
Species: L. laminifer
Binomial name
Lucanus laminifer
Waterhouse, 1890

Lucanus laminifer is a species of beetles belonging to the Lucanidae family.


Lucanus laminifer reaches a length of about 42–80 millimetres (1.7–3.1 in) in male, while the females reach about 38 millimetres (1.5 in). Males show two long mandibles with small teeth at the inner side. The head bears a median and two lateral processes. Elytra are black or dark brown, smooth and shining.


This species occurs in India, China and Thailand. They prefer forests at high elevations.


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