Description of the female of Xiphodontus endroedyi Bartolozzi, 2005 (Coleoptera: Lucanidae)
Keywords:Lucanidae, Xiphodontus, female, South Africa, distribution
The female of Xiphodontus endroedyi Bartolozzi, 2005 is described for the first time. The new locality record for this species shows that it actually has a wide distribution range across the Cape Floral Region, in the Fynbos Biome. Both larvae and adults were found boring into dead wood at the base of senescent trunks of a variety of Proteaceae species, including the alien invasive Hakea sericea.