Mecodema moniliferum facts for kids
Mecodema moniliferum is a medium-sized ground beetle endemic to the South island, New Zealand. This species is part of the monophyletic curvidens group and is found on the braided-river systems of the South Island.
Quick facts for kidsMecodema moniliferum
|Dorsal view of specimen|
Distinguished from other Mecodema species by having:
- ventrites 4–5 bearing numerous setose punctures;
- elytral striae defined anteriorly and laterally by large, irregularly spaced asetose punctures;
- shape of basal lobe and setal distribution along ventral edge of left paramere.
Length 14.6–19.5 mm, pronotal width 4.2–6.2 mm, elytral width 5.1–7.1 mm. Colour of entire body matte reddish-brown to matte black.
One of the three Mecodema species that is adapted to inhabiting the braided-river systems of Canterbury and Otago, South Island.
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