Mecodema

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Mecodema
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Mecodema by Des Helmore
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Mecodema

Blanchard, 1853

Mecodema is a genus of large flightless ground beetle (Carabidae) endemic to New Zealand. The genus is very diverse compared to the other three genera in the subtribe Nothobroscina (tribe Broscini). Mecodema is the only nothobroscine that is geographically widespread across both the North and South Islands, as well as numerous offshore islands.

Species and subspecies (102)[edit]

References[edit]

  • NZ Entomologist
  • "Mecodema Blanchard, 1853". Carabidae of the World. 2011. Retrieved 27 Jun 2011.
  • Royal Society of New Zealand
  • Landcare Research