Mecodema oconnori

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Mecodema oconnori
Mecodema oconnori.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Carabidae
Genus: Mecodema
Species: M. oconnori
Binomial name
Mecodema oconnori
Broun, 1912

Mecodema oconnori is a ground beetle of the family Carabidae, endemic to New Zealand.[1][2] It is up to 40 mm in length, and is found mainly in the North Island, but also in the South Island at Kaikoura.[3]


  1. ^ "Mecodema oconnori Broun, 1912". Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Hutchison, Melissa A. S. (2007-01-01). "Seasonality and life histories of two endemic New Zealand carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae): Mecodema oconnori Broun and Megadromus capito (White)". New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 34 (1): 79–89. ISSN 0301-4223. doi:10.1080/03014220709510066 – via Taylor & Francis. 
  3. ^ Townsend, J.I. 2012: Notes on the taxonomy of the Mecodema spiniferum species group (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Weta, 42(1): 4–13.