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Mecodema florae
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Dorsal view of Mecodema florae
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Arthropoda
Class:
Insecta
Order:
Coleoptera
Family:
Carabidae
Tribe:
Broscini
Genus:
Mecodema
Species:
M. florae
Binomial name
Mecodema florae
Britton, 1949

Mecodema florae is an endemic New Zealand ground beetle, which was described by Britton in 1949. It is one of the few species within the genus Mecodema that has a range that includes both the North and South Islands. In the North Island it is found from Mt Taranaki (west) to Boundary Stream Mainland Island (Hawke's Bay) then southwards from the Taupo Line to Buller, northwest Nelson, South Island.

Description

Length 17.5–19.5 mm, pronotal width 3.9–5.1 mm, elytral width 4.7–6.1 mm. Colour of the body dorsally is matte black, may be reddish-brown, ventrally dark reddish-brown.

Natural History

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