A new species of Bomansius Lacroix (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) from Vanuatu, with redescriptions of its genus and its only congener, Bomansius gabrieli Lacroix, 1978

  • Shunsuke Kakinuma
Keywords: Stag beetle, New Hebrides, taxonomy, flightless, Aegini


A new species of the genus Bomansius Lacroix (Coleoptera: Lucanidae), which had been illustrated in the literature but never formally named, is described from Aneityum Island, Vanuatu (former New Hebrides) under the name of Bomansius cheesmanae Kakinuma, new species. The generic redescription of Bomansius and the redescription of B. gabrieli Lacroix, 1978 are also given based on additional specimens. Bomansius is transferred to tribe Aegini Huang and Chen, 2013.