21 Apr 2017

Critter of the Week: the Mecodema ground beetle

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:26 pm on 21 April 2017
Mecodema ground beetle

Mecodema ground beetle Photo: Pete McGregor

Nicola Toki, DoC's endangered Species Ambassador tells us all about the NZ ground beetle.

New Zealand has about 430 known species of Ground Beetle, all species of endemic NZ ground beetle are flightless.  The genus Mecodema includes the largest ground beetles in New Zealand.