A guide to stag beetles of australia is a comprehensive account of the 95 lucanid species found in australia this book reveals their diversity and beauty looks in detail at their morphology habitats and ecology and explains how to collect keep and preserve them. About 1400 species of stag beetle family lucanidae have so far been scientifically described and named worldwide of these 95 occur in australia including some of the most spectacular species many however lead cryptic lives their grub like larvae chew away quietly in or under fungus riddled . He continues to collaborate with many australian and overseas coleopterists george is also the author of a guide to stag beetles of australia paul zborowski is an entomologist and photographer based in the wet tropics of queensland for the past 40 years he has studied and photographed insects all over the world. The stag beetles of australia new zealand new caledonia and fiji is a must for amateurs and professionals interested in the study of stag beetles and for natural history museums and libraries of educational and research institutions customer reviews. Their aesthetic appeal and the rarity of some species make them of great value to collectors the beetles in the subfamily lampriminae are splendidly colorful while others show an amazing variety in male mandible size and structure a guide to stag beetles of australiais a comprehensive account of the 98 lucanid species found in australia
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