Holcaspis brevicula Butcher, 1984

Eyrewell ground beetle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


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



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


Biology & Ecology










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: [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.

Fuller, Lauren, Johns, Peter M. and Ewers, Robert M. (2013). Assessment of protected area coverage of threatened ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae): a new analysis for New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 37(2): 184-192.


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