Mecodema punctellum Broun, 1921:596

Stephens Island weevil (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last Record: 1931

IUCN RedList status: Extinct


Searches for this species were apparently made in the years 1961, 1971, 1974 to 1976, 1981, 1990, 1996 and 1997.



Stephens Island, New Zealand












Britton, E. B. (1949). The Carabidae (Coleoptera) of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 77: 533-581.

Gibbs, G. W. and Allen, J. (1990). Conservation status of Stephens Island invertebrates. Contract report, Section B, File SC0147. Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Hitchmough, R.; Bull, L.; Cromarty, P. (compilers). (2007). New Zealand Threat Classification System lists—2005. Department of Conservation, Wellington, 194 pp.

McGuinness, C. A. (2001). The Conservation Requirements of New Zealand’s Nationally Threatened Invertebrates. Threatened Species occasional publication. 20. New Zealand Department of Conservation, Biodiversity Recovery Unit, Wellington, New Zealand.

Townsend, J. I. (1997). Checklist of Nelson, Marlborough and West Coast Carabidae: an annotated list of Carabidae recorded from Nelson/Marlborough and West Coast conservancies. Nelson/ Marlborough Conservancy Occasional Publication No. 29, Department of Conservation, Nelson, 19 pp.


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