Taxonomic review of the genus Aesalus (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) in the Himalayas

Kunio Araya, Masahiro Tanaka, Luca Bartolozzi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)


The genus Aesalus F., 1801 of the family Lucanidae in the Himalayas is reviewed, and a new species, A. saburoi sp. n., is described from Central Nepal. This new species has been confused with A. himalayicus Kurosawa 1985, but differs from the latter mainly by a darker and broader body, and by different shapes of the intercoxal process of the prosternum anbd of male genitalia. The male of A. himalayicus sensu stricto is described for the first time and the male genitalia are illustrated. A key to the members of the genus Aesalus from the Himalayas is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-416
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Entomology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Insect Science


Dive into the research topics of 'Taxonomic review of the genus Aesalus (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) in the Himalayas'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this