The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Holcaspis brevicula Butcher, 1984

Eyrewell ground beetle

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 9 February 2005 (Brockerhoff et al., 2005)

 

Distribution

Eyrewell Forest, Waimakariri District, Canterbury region, South Island, New Zealand

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Butcher, M. R. (1984). A revision of the Genus Holcaspis (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 14: 47-99.

 

Other references:

Allott, Amber. (16 January, 2021). Final search for critically endangered Canterbury beetle turns up nothing. Available from: https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/123923932/final-search-for-critically-endangered-canterbury-beetle-turns-up-nothing [Accessed 10 April 2021]

Brockerhoff, E. G., Berndt, L. A. and Jactel, H. (2005). Role of exotic pine forests in the conservation of the critically endangered New Zealand ground beetle Holcaspis brevicula (Coleoptera: Carabidae). New Zealand Journal of Ecology 29(1): 37-43.

https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/02/12/440614/hello-cows-bye-bye-rare-beetle?amp=1&__twitter_impression=true

https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/science/dairy-expansion-set-to-make-critically-endangered-canterbury-beetle-extinct/?

 

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